Do you keep falling asleep in meetings and seminars? What about those long
>and boring conference calls? Here's a way to change all of that.
>1. Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference call,
>prepare your "Bull**** Bingo" card by drawing a square -- I find that 5" x
>5" is a good size -- and divide it into columns --five across and five
>down. That will give you 25 1-inch blocks.
>2. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block: synergy,
>strategic fit, core competencies, best practice, bottom line, revisit, take
>that off-line, 24/7, out of the loop, benchmark, value-added, proactive,
>win-win, think outside the box, fast track, result-driven, empower (or
>empowerment), knowledge base, at the end of the day, touch base, mindset,
>client focus(ed), ballpark, game plan, leverage.
>3. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.
>4. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand
>up and shout "BULL****!"
>Testimonials from satisfied "Bull**** Bingo" players:
>* "I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won."
>--Jack W., Boston
>* "My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically."
>--David D., Florida
>* "What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me after my first win."
>--Bill R., New York City
>* "The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us waited
>for the fifth box."
>--Ben G., Denver
>* "The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed "BULL****!" for the
>third time in two hours."
>--Kathleen L., Atlanta
In a recent interview, General
>Norman Schwartzkopf was asked if he
> > > > > didn't think there was room
>for forgiveness toward the people who
> > have
> > > > > harbored and abetted the
>terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11
> > on
> > > > > America.
> > > > > His answer was classic
>Schwartzkopf. He said, "I believe that
> > > > > forgiving them is God's
>function. Our job is simply to arrange
> > > > meeting."
I like the second one!
We did that in Electrical Engineering lectures in college. The Prof. had a whole bunch of funny signature sayings.
I am going to try this. It sounds like the perfect way to hang on in meetings.
Ahhh, yes...The old "Cliche" Bingo...
It's what college is for, Right Jana?
DAmn coppers. You give RT 4 for his lame jokes. LOL! I get 3. Pfffffft.Originally posted by Troutly:
<STRONG>I give em three </STRONG>
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