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.

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

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