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

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