"Biz-ness" Meeting Bingo

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  1. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    Hat tip to George Relles, a co-worker from bygones:
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    We've probably all heard the expression: "A meeting is an event at
    which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost." And I have
    certainly attended a meeting or two in my time. So I thought we
    should start the new year off with a little levity about how to make
    meetings more fun and perhaps even more effective. (Feel free to add
    to the list below of buzz words and phrases.)

    Subject: How to stay awake in meetings

    Do you keep falling asleep in meetings and seminars?

    What about those long and boring conference calls?

    Here's a way to change all of that.

    1. Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference call,
    prepare yourself by drawing a square. (I find that 5" x 5" is a good

    2. Divide the card into columns - five across and five down. That
    give you 25 one-inch blocks.

    3. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:

    * synergy
    * strategic fit
    * core competences
    * best practice
    * bottom line
    * revisit
    * expeditious
    * to tell you the truth (or "the truth is")
    * 24/7
    * out of the loop
    * benchmark
    * value-added
    * pro-active
    * win-win
    * think outside the box
    * fast track
    * result-driven
    * empower (or empowerment)
    * knowledge base
    * at the end of the day
    * touch base
    * mind-set
    * client focus(ed)
    * paradigm
    * game plan
    * leverage
    * entrepreneurship
    * market driven
    * customer driven
    * bottom line

    4. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those

    5. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally,
    stand up and shout "BULL___T!"

    Testimonials from satisfied "Bull___t Bingo" players:

    "I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won." - Adam,

    "My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically." - David,

    "What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me after my first
    win." - Dan, New York City

    "The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us
    waited for the fifth box." - Ben, Denver

    "The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed 'BULL___T!' for the
    third time in two hours." - Paul, Cleveland

    "When I won and yelled "BULL___T!" the woman sleeping next to me slid
    off her chair!" - Joseph, Los Angeles

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    Isnt 'going forward' still used?

  2. JohnnyCash

    JohnnyCash New Member

    Jan 5, 2005
    Someone's been to one of my meetings...

    its nice leaving though, and not having to pretend to be interested, or saying what you really think about any given project and not fear the consequences.
  3. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    Re: RE: "Biz-ness" Meeting Bingo

    Uh.. JC.. that's the POINT. None of those people been to 'your meetings'.

    The point is that you might sleepwalk into the wrong office building for an early morning meeting and be in the Conference Room, listening to a presentation, for an hour before you realized you didnt know any of those people.....
  4. Jux

    Jux New Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    RE: Re: RE: "Biz-ness" Meeting Bingo

    I would try it, but I am already soured on the meetings I have to attend. :wink: It's probably best that I don't get anymore bitter!

    Check out http://www.buzzwhack.com/ for something along the same lines.
  5. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    RE: Re: RE: "Biz-ness" Meeting Bingo

    Also a good list to stick into a spreadsheet and link from you powerpoint presentation.

    Just head 'em Subject, Noun, Adjective, Verb, Adverb
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