Buzz word bingo – play it and win!
Playing buzz word bingo is a great way to cut the cr*p out of meetings. But before we get to the game itself, let’s look at the effects of poor business communication…
Have you ever considered harnessing the hot air generated in meetings as an alternative energy source?
If meetings are getting in the way of your real work, read on and discover how to recognise and deal with hot air generators.
Buzz Word Examples (or corporate BS)
Total, utter, nonsense! But in the meeting room, how many of us would be nodding knowledgeably, agreeing with the speaker? Enough is enough! Take back control and save time by using plain English.
BUZZ WORD BINGOHow to play:
Create a 5 x 5 grid and insert your favourite buzz words.
Here’s an example buzz word bingo template to get you started. Click here for a larger version.
your campaign for plain English by suggesting you play buzz word
bingo with your colleagues. Okay, you may never actually play the
game, but the mere suggestion* of playing it can be an opener for
discussing how you talk to each other.
So now you know, give it a go!
*Warning - if your colleagues have had a collective sense of humour bypass, play virtual buzz word bingo instead (that is, in your own head). It’ll encourage you to challenge hot air generators and spot those who don't know what they're talking about. ;-)
Citation Information: Swinton, Lyndsay. "Buzz word bingo - play it and win!." Mftrou.com. 7 January 2007. < http://www.mftrou.com/buzz-word-bingo.html >.blog comments powered by Disqus
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