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Lesson for the day: How to stay awake during meetings

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

I got this via email. This is for you guys who attend lotsa meetings, seminars and conference calls and keep falling asleep. This is a little something that will keep you occupied and thus, staying awake during those boring meetings.

Follow the steps:

1. Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference call, prepare for the meeting by drawing a square -- 5"X5" is a good size.

2. Divide the square into columns -- five across and five down. That will give you 25 one-inch blocks.

3. In each block, write one of the following words/phrases:

strategic fit
core competencies
best practice
bottom line
take that off-line
out of the loop
value added
think outside the box
fast track
knowledge base
at the end of the day
touch base
client focus(ed)
game plan

4. Whenever you hear any one of those words/phrases, check off the appropriate block.

5. 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." -- Jack W., Boston.

"My attention span at meetings has improved drastically." -- David D., Miami

"What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me after my first win." -- Sue S., NYC

"The atmosphere was tense in our last process meeting as 14 of us waited for the fifth box." -- Joseph R., St. Louis

"The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed BULLSHIT! for the third time in two hours." -- Kathleen L., Atlanta
posted by Ivan, 1:23 pm


LOL! I'm gonna put this to practice today!
commented by Blogger sashi, 10/12/2004 12:05:00 pm


Hahaha.. another satisfied customer. :D
commented by Blogger Ivan, 10/12/2004 03:10:00 pm


i've got a glut of meetings coming up, i'm sure going to try this one. thanks! ;)

Cheers!!! :D
hahah yeah.. try it and tell me how it goes ;)
commented by Blogger Ivan, 10/13/2004 01:36:00 pm


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