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"x5" 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 > revisit > take that off-line > 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) > ballpark > 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 "BULLS#!T!" Testimonials from satisfied "Bull$#!t Bingo" players: * "I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won." --Jack W., Boston * "My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically." --David D., Florida * "What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me after my first win." * "The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us waited for the fifth box." * "The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed 'BULLS#!T!' for the third time in two hours." --Kathleen L., Atlanta