Do you attend a lot of boring meetings? Here's a fun way to make them more interesting. (Whiskey might help, too.)
Boring meetings are the bane of the business world. However, you can make them a lot more interesting by playing "buzzword bingo." It's easy.
Simply print out this column (there's a "printable" version link underneath the "like" buttons), and hand out copies to your friends and colleagues before a big meeting. Be sure to bring a full mug of coffee and have a pot (or two) ready by the meeting room.
Keep your copy atop your notebook, like you're taking notes. Each time a speaker uses a buzzword for the first time, circle it. Every time you reach a multiple of 10, take a drink. If all the players are paying attention, you'll reach for your coffee mugs at the same time! Hilarity ensues.
(The game is even more fun, of course, if you add a little whiskey to your coffee before the meeting–although it should be noted that many companies frown on this.)
GEOFFREY JAMES writes "Sales Source on Inc.com," the world's most-read sales-oriented blog. His new book, Business Without the Bullsh*t, will be published in early 2014. To get weekly blog updates, sign up for his free "Insider" newsletter. @Sales_Source