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Old 01-30-2006, 04:45 PM   #1
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It's the official how to stay awake office game!!!

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.

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

3. 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
* 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

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

5. 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."
- Adam, Atlanta

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

"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 'BULLSHIT!' for the third time in two hours."
- Paul, Cleveland

"When I won and yelled "BULLSHIT!" the woman sleeping next to me slid off her chair!"
- James, Toronto

"The best thing to come along in a long time. Most of my meetings don't last very long anymore, since everytime I win, I am politely asked to leave the meeting."
- Jim, Guelph
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Old 01-30-2006, 05:05 PM   #2
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I am going to try this at our weekly Staff Meeting tomorrow! This is genius!
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i usually just page myself over the intercom
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:02 PM   #4
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I just noticed that all the 'satisfied' players are all men
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The game would last 5 minutes in some meetings. What do you do next?
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Old 01-30-2006, 08:26 PM   #6
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I've never had this problem since I would typlically sit in the front row...
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:53 PM   #8
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The game would last 5 minutes in some meetings. What do you do next?


Level 2

What we need are 25 more words/catch phrases commonly heard at meetings. I will go first:

* goal(s)
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Old 01-31-2006, 01:01 PM   #9
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Level 2

What we need are 25 more words/catch phrases commonly heard at meetings. I will go first:

* goal(s)
Excellent game. Another word for you (some meetings may or may not have it - however there is one person here that uses it constantly):

* dashboard
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ducks in a row

level set
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Today's staff meeting produced the following words:

merger
take over
gross profit margins
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gross profit margins

thank g0d for the blue crack

can I get an "Amen"??
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AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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One more:

* performance review
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And the winner of level 2 gets to shout out:


ASSHOLE!!!
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*uplevel
*have that conversation
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skip level
round table
multi tasking
sidebar
let's take this offline
action item
mission statement
vision
pit team
ISO










AND I DESPISE PERFORMANCE REVIEWS!
(just gimme what I want and no one gets hurt!!)
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ISO










AND I DESPISE PERFORMANCE REVIEWS!
(just gimme what I want and no one gets hurt!!)

What is an 'ISO'
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So far we have 20 new words/phrases, 21 if we include Amen

The list so far:

*goal
*dashboard
*ducks in a row
*level set
*merger
*take over
*gross profit margins
*Amen
*performance review
*uplevel
*have that conversation
*skip level
*round table
*multi tasking
*sidebar
*let's take this offline
*action item
*mission statement
*vision
*pit team
*ISO
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Return on Investment
Earnings before Income and Taxes
Lead Team
Parking Lot
Let's have a Face to Face
Bottom Line Thinking
Progressive Spending
Just in Time
Drivers
Key Levers
Process Thinking
Engagement of Resources
Broad Platform
Higher Decision Quality
Learning on the Fly
Customer Focus
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