People Trying To Look Smart In Meetings Bingo!

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

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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.

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

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