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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:

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(ment)
knowledge base
at the end of the day
touch base
mindset
client focus(ed)
ballpark
game plan
leverage

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 Choe, 1:23 pm

4 Comments:

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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