Tuesday, February 07, 2006

BS Bingo! -- The Stay Awake Office Game!!!

Do you keep falling asleep in meetings and seminars?

What about those long and boring conference calls?

Well, apparently, there's a new game making the rounds that's perfect for all those boring meetings and tedious sessions at conferences and seminars. It's called BS Bingo!

Here's how it's played. Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference call, prepare for yourself a 5" x 5" square divided into five columns across and five rows down. Then, in some random order, enter the following words/phrases into each of the 25 one-inch blocks.

synergy fast track leverage best practice at the end of the day
revisit expeditious game plan out of the loop core competencies
benchmark value-added proactive client-focused think outside the box
24/7 bottom line mind-set result-driven empower (or empowerment)
paradigm touch base win-win strategic fit to tell you the truth

When you hear one of the above words/phrases, check off the appropriate block.

When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout "BULLSHIT!"

Trust me, this game is guaranteed to dramatically improve your attention span in meetings.


Blogger Chris Loosley said...


I am cracking up just thinking about what would happen if I could get the entire company to play this during an annual company kickoff meeting. The really amusing part is imagining the look on the presenter's face when half a dozen people in different parts of the audience leapt to their feet simultaneously with loud cries of "BULLSHIT!" And if you gave everyone the same card layout to play, the result would be even more surprising!

2:09 AM  
Anonymous Ryan Hall said...

But won't it be more fun to let people arrange the words in the order of their choice?
That way, in the middle of a conference, there would be random shouts of "BULLSHIT!" all over the room.
Just make sure not to do it when the SVP is the one talking or you might be mumbling the same word again as you clean out your desk.

1:23 PM  

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