Monday, July 09, 2007

How to Liven Up a Boring Meeting!

Do you keep falling asleep in meetings & seminars? What about those long & boring conference calls? Here's a way to change all that:-

1. Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference call, prepare for the meeting by drawing a square - 5"X5" is a good size.

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

3. In each block, write one of the following words/phrases (different countries may have their own colloquail):-

-synergy
-strategic fit
-core competencies
-best practice
-bottom line
-revisit
-take that off-line
-24/7
-out of the loop
-benchmark
-value added
-proactive
-win-win
-think outside the box
-fast track
-result-driven
-empower(ment)
-knowledge base
-at the end of the day
-touch base
-mindset
-client focus(ed)
-ballpark
-game plan
-leverage

4. Whenever you hear any one of those words/phrases, check off the appropriate block.

5. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically,or diagonally, stand up and shout BULL****!"

Testimonials from satisfied "Bull**** Bingo" players:

"I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won." -- Jack W., Boston.

"My attention span at meetings has improved drastically." -- David D.,Miami

"What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me." -- Sue S., NYC

"The atmosphere was tense in our last process meeting as 14 of us waited for the fifth box." -- Joseph R., St. Louis

"The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed BULL****! for the third time in two hours." -- Kathleen L., Atlanta
Tags: Bingo, Boring, Meetings, Seminars, Conferences

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4 Comments:

Blogger Musa said...

thanks for sharing this... but I won't probably shout BULL**** word!.. to shocking for Malaysian culture ;p

09 July, 2007 14:48  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

yeah, use yr own words then ...hehe

09 July, 2007 15:15  
Blogger Yasmin said...

ha ha ha, this is so funny!

Johnny, I'm gonna try this, for sure :))

10 July, 2007 00:40  
Blogger Musa said...

BINGO?

10 July, 2007 12:29  

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