Here’s a new way to spice up those dull business meetings.
Write the following words on a 5x9 grid:
TAKE THAT OFFLINE
PROACTIVE NOT REACTIVE
STRATEGIC FIT BANDWIDTH
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
AT THE END OF THE DAY…
TICKS IN BOXES
OUT OF THE LOOP
GO THE EXTRA MILE
STRETCH THE ENVELOPE
THE BOTTOM LINE
PUT THIS ONE TO BED
THE BIG PICTURE
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
MOVE THE GOAL POSTS
TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH
Next, take the grid with you to a meeting.
Pay attention for someone in the meeting to say any of these words.
When they do, put a cross in the grid square.
Once you have crossed five squares, shout "Bingo!" out loud.
Testimonials from satisfied corporate players:
"I had only been in the meeting for five minutes when I yelled bingo."
"My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically."
"It's a wheeze, meetings will never be the same for me after my first outright win."
"The atmosphere was tense at the last process workshop as 32 of us listened intently for the elusive 5th."
"The facilitator was gobsmacked as we all screamed bingo for the 3rd time in 2 hours."
"I feel that the game has enhanced the overall quality of meetings per se on a quid pro quo basis."
"People are now even listening to mumblers, thanks to this bingo."
If the Phone Company Ran a Restaurant
BELL ATLANTIC RESTAURANT
1095 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
BELL ATLANTIC RESTAURANT SERVICES
Cod steak $8.17
French fries $2.01
Limited Meal Service $30.85
Metal Cutlery With Handles $6.20
Table Access Charge $1.19
Chair Maintenance Plan $2.95
Menu Listing Service $0.49
Bell Atlantic Condiments and Sauces (detail below) $1.11
Federal Fish Tax $0.62
Local Menu Readability $0.23
ITEMIZED CONDIMENTS AND SAUCES
With Limited Meal Service you pay a fixed nightly rate for air and water at your table. Consult your menu for condiment and sauce rates.
Item Number of mi Rate per ml Amount
Ketchup 10 0.03 0.30
Salt 1 0.01 0.01
Tartare 20 0.04 0.80