How to Stay Awake in Meetings.......

OFFERED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE: Do you keep falling
asleep in meetings and seminars? What about those long and
boring conference calls? 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

2) Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:

* synergy
* strategic fit
* core competencies
* best practice
* bottom line
* revisit
* expeditious
* 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
* fast track
* result-driven
* empower (or empowerment)
* knowledge base
* at the end of the day
* touch base
* mindset
* client focus(ed)
* 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 "BULL **** !!"

Testimonials from satisfied "Bull **** 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, 'BULL
**** !!' for the third time in two hours. The Bull **** Bingo