Combatting Meeting Boredom

I just thought this was fun - sent to me by a colleague - I loved the testimonials!

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 based
* at the end of the day
* touch base
* mind-set
* client focused
* 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 "BULLS**T!"**

Testimonials from satisfied "Bulls**t 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 'BULLS**T!' for the
third time in two hours!!"
- Paul, Cleveland

"When I won and yelled "BULLS**T!" the woman sleeping next to me slid
off her chair!"
- Joseph,

Los Angeles

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