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Do you keep falling asleep in meetings and seminars? What about
those
> >
> > long and boring conference calls? Here's a way to change all of
that.
> >
> > 1. Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference
call,
> >
> > prepare your "Bullshit Bingo" card by drawing a square -- I find
that
> >
> > 5"x 5" is a good size. Divide the card into columns -- five
across
> > and
> > five down. That will give you 25, 1" blocks.
> >
> > 2. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:
> >
> > synergy
> > strategic fit
> > core competencies
> > best practice
> > bottom line
> > revisit
> > take that off-line
> > 24/7
> > out of the loop
> > benchmark
> > value-added
> > proactive
> > win-win
> > think outside the box
> > fast track
> > result-driven
> > empower (or empowerment)
> > knowledge base
> > at the end of the day
> > touch base
> > mindset
> > client focus(ed)
> > ballpark
> > game plan
> > leverage
> >
> > 3. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those
> > words/phrases.
> >
> > 4. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or
diagonally,
> > stand up and shout "BULLSHIT!"
> >
> >
> > Testimonials from satisfied "Bullshit Bingo" players:
> >
> > * "I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won."
> > --JackW., Boston
> >
> > * "My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically."
--David
> > D.,
> >
> > Florida
> >
> > * "What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me after my
first
> > win." --Bill R., New York City
> >
> > * "The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of
us
> > waited for the fifth box." -- Ben G., Denver
> >
> > * "The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed "BULLSHIT!"
for
> > the
> > third time in two hours." --Kathleen L., Atlanta <<Card for Duane
> > Simmons>>
>
 
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