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Every once and a while a funny email comes my way, this is one of them..


How to keep awake at meetings / in-service

(may be a replay for some of you professional conference attenders!)

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.
Divide the card into columns, five across and five down. That will give you 25 one inch blocks.

2. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:
* synergy
* strategic fit
* core competencies
* best practice
* bottom line
* revisit
* take that off-line
* 24/7
* out of the loop
* benchmark
* value-added
* pro-active
* win-win
* think outside the box
* fast track
* result-driven
* empower (or empowerment)
* knowledge base
* at the end of the day
* touch base
* mind-set
* client focus(ed)
* paradigm
* game plan
* leverage
and last but not least

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

4. 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."
-Paul D., Caloundra

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

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

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

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Coming out of the corporate world and into LE, I can vouch for how accurate this is! It seems the CEO's and other Exec's all read the same buzz word magazine over their morning coffee each day.

...did I mention how glad I am to be out of the corporate rat race? :wink:


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I'll be using this "tool" at our next "team meeting" ( a "team meeting" is where we get to drive for 1.5 hours to be told how things are going to be, and then get to drive 1.5 hours back home).

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I have a few conference calls Monday morning...I'm totally doing that. I mean they're going to be "letting me go" soon anyway!
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