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