Monday, December 11, 2006

Bullshit Bingo

For those of you who have ever been forced to attend or chaird an office or board meetings:
Do you keep falling asleep in meetings and seminars?
What about those long and boring conference calls?

Here's a way to change all of that:

1. Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference call, prepare yourself by drawing a square. (I find that 5" x 5" is a good size)

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

3. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:
* paradigm
* game plan
* leverage
* synergy
* smash
* branding
* organic
* bottom line
* revisit
* expeditious
* to tell you the truth (or "the truth is")
* 24/7
* out of the loop
* artist development
* value-added
* pro-active
* win-win
* think outside the box
* street teams
* results-driven
* empower (or empowerment)
* knowledge based
* peer-to-peer (or, worse, “P2P”)
* touch base
* mind-set

4. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.

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."- Adam, Atlanta"

My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically." - David, Florida

“This win-win game definitely impacted the synergy in the room and empowered our street team with a new paradigm and a pro-active mind-set for future peer-to-peer meetings.” – Clueless Miranda, Asheville

"What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me after my first win." - Dan, New York City

"The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us waited for the fifth box." - Ben, Denver

"The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed 'BULLSHIT!' for the third time in two hours." - Paul, Cleveland

"When I won and yelled ‘BULLSHIT!’ the woman sleeping next to me slid off her chair!" - Joseph, Los Angeles

Hat tip The1stBA


Anonymous said...

Quite frankly, I am still in near hysterics !! I think that is just marvellous......been there, wish I had known about "BullS**t Bingo".

Barbara Ann

blogan said...

You can automate the process of generating bingo cards at the following sites:
Buzzword Bingo Card Generator

petermac said...

you left out closure.

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