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.

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

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