Tuesday, January 02, 2007

HAVE A GAME OF BULLSHIT

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...


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

take that off-line

24/7

out of the loop

benchmark

revisit

value-added

proactive

win-win

think outside the box

fast track

result-driven

empower

knowledge base

solution

touch base

mindset

client focus

paradigm

game plan

leverage

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!"

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