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fredaevans
10-04-2003, 03:18 PM
HOW TO STAY AWAKE IN MEETINGS: OFFERED AS A SERVICE TO YOUNG EXECS and OTHERS who may find this technique useful....
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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.
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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.
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> > 2. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:
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> >* synergy
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> >* strategic fit
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> >* core competencies
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> >* best practice
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> >* bottom line
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> >* revisit
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> >* expeditious
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> >* to tell you the truth (or "the truth is")
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> >* 24/7
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> >* out of the loop
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> >* benchmark
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> >* value-added
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> >* proactive
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> >* win-win
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> >* think outside the box
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> >* fast track
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> >* result-driven
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> >* empower (or empowerment)
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> >* knowledge base
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> >* at the end of the day
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> >* touch base
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> >* mindset
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> >* client focus(ed)
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> >* paradigm
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> >* game plan
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> >* leverage
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> >3. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those
> >words/phrases.
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> >4. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout "BULLS..T!"
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> >-------------------------------------------------------------------
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> >Testimonials from satisfied "Bulls..t Bingo" players:
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> >"I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won."
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> >Adam W., Atlanta
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> >"My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically."
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> > David T., Florida
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> >"What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me after my first win."-
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> >Dan J., New York City
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> >"The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us waited for the fifth box."
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> >Ben G., Denver
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> >"The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed 'BULLSH..T' for the third time in two hours."-
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> >The Bulls..t Bingo Championship will be played at the next meeting.
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striblue
10-04-2003, 04:33 PM
LOL... I know just the people I will send that to on Monday!

JDJones
10-04-2003, 05:07 PM
Too bad this never came along when I was still working. If there was any part of my work I hated, it was meetings! Oh well,,,, I don't have to worry about that anymore. :smokin:

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JD

BobK
10-04-2003, 06:12 PM
I hated meetings with a passion.

My old method for keeping meetings short was to have all of the chairs removed from the meeting room before starting the meeting. Funny how everyone stays "on point" when they have to stand up. Keeps all meetings down to an hour, tops.

And, I always had an agenda prepared, with a time limit for each item, and had it posted so everyone knew what to expect, and stuck to it.

(Hmmm - it's no wonder that they were so happy when I retired!)

Seriously, everyone loved the meetings then, except the ones who like to talk a lot and who dredge up irrelevant junk. You all know the types....

BobK