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.

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

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