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Do you fall asleep in meetings and seminars? What about those long and boring conference calls? Here's a way to change all of that by playing BS bingo

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:

* Basically
* core competencies
* best practice
* bottom line
* revisit
* obviously
* to tell you the truth (or "the truth is")
* 24/7
* out of the loop
* benchmark
* value-added
* proactive
* win-win
* think outside the box
* essentially
* "hit the nail on the head",
* "having said that"
* "ya know what I'm say'n"
* at the end of the day
* touch base
* he goes/she goes
* client focus(ed)
* paradigm
* "I'm like"
* leverage
* reach out to that person

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 "BS!"
Testimonials from satisfied "BS 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 'BS!' for the third time in two hours."

The BS Bingo Championship will be played at the next meeting.

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