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.

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

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