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.

"How can we productize this?Encourages people to "take a step back""Well, thease are the facts.""I think what X is trying to say is...""What are the 'next steps'?"
"I used to think that, too."Repeats what someone else said, but very slowlyTranslates percentages into fractionsDraws a Venn diagram"I can see why you might think that."
"Let's put a stake in the ground""You did a great job on that, X."
Showing their in the position to judge and condescend.
(free square)
Paces around the roomSteps out for a phone call
"I don't need the details."Nods while pretending to take notes"Let's just get to the bottom line.""Please get back to us on this"
Making someone else do the work and report back.
"Sorry, I was multitasking."
"I'm a bit of a visionary""We need to wrap our heads around this.""Will this scale?""At the end of the day...""Why don't you summarize again for everyone else?"

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