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.

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

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