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Thought you all might enjoy this-- Steffers
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 size.
Divide the card into columns-five across and five down.
That will give you 25 one-inch blocks.
2. Write one of the following words/phrases in each
* strategic fit
* core competencies
* best practice
* bottom line
* take that off-line
* out of the loop
* think outside the box
* fast track
* empower (or empowerment)
* knowledge base
* at the end of the day
* touch base
* client focus(ed)
* game plan
3. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrase .
4. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout "BULLSHIT!"
Testimonials from satisfied "Bullshit Bingo" players:*
> "I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won."- Jack W., Boston
> * "My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically."- David D.,Florida
> * "The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us waited for the fifth box." - Ben G., Denver
> * "The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed 'BULLSHIT!' for the third time in two hours."- Kathleen L., Atlanta