Business Meeting Bingo

Do you keep falling asleep in meetings and seminars? What about those long and boring conference calls? Monotone voices burbling on and on like a creek for hours on end, forcing you to look for the nearest sharp object or length of wire to end it all. Here's a way to change all of that...   Meeting Bingo!

1. Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference call, prepare yourself by drawing a square. I find that 5"x5" 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:


strategic fit

core competencies

best practice

bottom line


take that off-line


out of the loop




think outside the box

fast track



knowledge base


touch base


client focus


game plan



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 "Meeting 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 dramatically."
David D., Florida
"What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me after my first win."
Bill R., 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." - Kathleen L., Atlanta

More than just a testimonial:
Steven D. enjoyed Business Meeting Bingo so much that he
devised an automatic board generator!
Please Click Here

(Note: Hit your "refresh" button and a new board pattern appears Cool!)

A great idea by Anonymous

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29 sep 2003
updated: 20 oct 2005