How To Stay Awake In Meetings




 
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How To Stay Awake In Meetings
 
October 4th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 

Topic: How To Stay Awake In Meetings


How To Stay Awake In Meetings
If anyone has the same problem I do in staff meetings after lunch, you'll like this.

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 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

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 "B******T!"



Testimonials from satisfied "B******t 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
October 4th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
Cunning device to beat the boredom and the that sleepy feeling.
October 4th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Italian Guy
Cunning device to beat the boredom and the that sleepy feeling.
Yeah, our departmental and/or brainstorming sessions, usually three hours or more, are scheduled after lunch when everyone is full or at four PM when you're tired and used up. More times as not, it will be some technology that I have zero interest in or knowledge of.
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How To Stay Awake In Meetings
July 3rd, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
Why didn't I have this before I retired, I could have worked a couple of weeks longer, at least.
July 3rd, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
I'm using it at the next meeting.
July 3rd, 2006  
MaKa9
 
 
Definetly.
can´t wait!!
July 3rd, 2006  
JulesLee
 
 
i cant figure out whats inbetween B ******** T o__o;;
July 3rd, 2006  
MaKa9
 
 
Btw: My best friend is mr.T... closely followed by a: "shut up fool!"
July 4th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
do you think they could make one for Algebra 2 with Trig.???
July 9th, 2006  
AFSteliga
 
 
Nice one.