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.

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

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