Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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Help staying awake in meetings!
Ever fall asleep in meetings and seminars? What about those long and boring conference calls?
Here's a way to change all of that. Before (or even 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.
In each one-inch block, write one of the following words/phrases:
* core competencies
* best practice
* bottom line
* to tell you the truth (or "the truth is")
* out of the loop
* think outside the box
* "hit the nail on the head",
* "having said that"
* "ya know what I'm say'n"
* at the end of the day
* touch base
* that said
* he goes/she goes
* client focus(ed)
* "I'm like"
* reach out to that person
3. Next, check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.
4. When you get five blocks in a row, whether horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout "BULLSHIT!"
Read these testimonials from satisfied "Bullshit Bingo" players:
"I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won."
- Adam W., Atlanta
"My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically."
- David T., Florida
"What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me after my first win."
- Dan J., New York City
"The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us waited for the fifth box."
- Ben G., Denver
"The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed 'BULLSHIT!' for the third time in two hours."
- Charles T., San Francisco