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.

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

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