“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.


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