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Falling Asleep In Meetings?

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Glockrunner, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    Sep 10, 2001
    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 block:

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

    3. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.

    4. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout "BULLS*IT!"

    Testimonials from satisfied "Bulls*it Bingo" players:

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

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

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

    -- "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 'BULLS*IT!' for the third time in two hours."

    The Bulls*it Bingo Championship will be played at the next meeting.