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.

Steps out for a phone call"What are the 'next steps'?""At the end of the day...""I can see why you might think that."Nods while pretending to take notes
"Well, thease are the facts."Encourages people to "take a step back""I don't need the details.""Let's just get to the bottom line.""We need to wrap our heads around this."
"Please get back to us on this"
Making someone else do the work and report back.
"Why don't you summarize again for everyone else?"PEOPLE TRYING TO LOOK SMART IN MEETINGS BINGO
(free square)
"You might be right"Draws a Venn diagram
Translates percentages into fractionsPaces around the room"Let's put a stake in the ground"Asks the presenter to go back a slide"I'm a bit of a visionary"
"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...""How can we productize this?"I used to think that, too.""Will this scale?"

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