“MEETINGS: Meetings have become so tainted they now go by a number of other names. These definitions from a recent Jared Sandberg column in the Wall Street Journal were so accurate BuzzWhack decided to share them with its readers:
BRIEFINGS — meetings that last longer than intended
SEMINARS — expensive meetings with handouts
PRESENTATIONS — meetings preceded and followed by many other meetings
VIDEOCONFERENCES — meetings with technical difficulties
CONFERENCE CALLS — meetings with eye-rolling” Buzzword of the Day for May 20, 2004
Yes to all of the above. I might also add “checking your email and surfing the web” to Conference Calls. Remember to hit that mute button, people, I can hear your keyboard clicking.