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