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.
Repeats what someone else said, but very slowly"Well, thease are the facts.""Will this scale?""What are the 'next steps'?"
"I can see why you might think that."Encourages people to "take a step back""How can we productize this?"I don't need the details."Draws a Venn diagram
"Let's just get to the bottom line.""Please get back to us on this"
Making someone else do the work and report back.
(free square)
Steps out for a phone callNods while pretending to take notes
Translates percentages into fractionsAsks the presenter to go back a slide"I used to think that, too.""I'm a bit of a visionary""Why don't you summarize again for everyone else?"
"I think what X is trying to say is...""You might be right""Let's put a stake in the ground"Paces around the room"We need to wrap our heads around this."

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