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.

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

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