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.

"You might be right""I can see why you might think that.""I think what X is trying to say is...""We need to wrap our heads around this.""Please get back to us on this"
Making someone else do the work and report back.
Translates percentages into fractions"I don't need the details."Nods while pretending to take notes"Why don't you summarize again for everyone else?"Steps out for a phone call
"I used to think that, too.""Let's just get to the bottom line."PEOPLE TRYING TO LOOK SMART IN MEETINGS BINGO
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Asks the presenter to go back a slide"I'm a bit of a visionary"
Repeats what someone else said, but very slowly"Sorry, I was multitasking."Draws a Venn diagram"You did a great job on that, X."
Showing their in the position to judge and condescend.
"Will this scale?"
Encourages people to "take a step back""What are the 'next steps'?""How can we productize this?Paces around the room"At the end of the day..."

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