People Trying To Look Smart In Meetings Bingo!

Spot the tricks people use to attempt to look smart in meetings.

How to play:

Visit People Trying To Look Smart In Meetings Bingo and print one copy of this game card for each player, refreshing the page before each print, or have the players print their own bingo cards. These instructions will not be printed. You can also select an embeddable card only version of the game or a multiple card version of the game when playing on line, or with a smart phone.

Click/Mark each block when you see or hear these words and phrases. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout "BULLSHIT!!!". Or play as a drinking game and for every block you mark off, take a sip, and finish your drink each time you get five blocks in a row.

"Well, thease are the facts.""You did a great job on that, X."
Showing their in the position to judge and condescend.
"Let's just get to the bottom line.""I don't need the details.""Let's put a stake in the ground"
Draws a Venn diagramEncourages people to "take a step back"Paces around the roomAsks the presenter to go back a slide"Please get back to us on this"
Making someone else do the work and report back.
"We need to wrap our heads around this.""Will this scale?"PEOPLE TRYING TO LOOK SMART IN MEETINGS BINGO
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"I used to think that, too."Nods while pretending to take notes
"I think what X is trying to say is..."Steps out for a phone call"At the end of the day...""How can we productize this?Translates percentages into fractions
Repeats what someone else said, but very slowly"Why don't you summarize again for everyone else?""I'm a bit of a visionary""What are the 'next steps'?""You might be right"

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