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.

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

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