More conference call games and activities

Use random words in your meeting

  1. Close your eyes and select any word from a book and try to slip it unnoticed into a conference call.
  2. Try some of our favourite words (definitions courtesy of

We hope you enjoy the appropriateness of the following words to the corporate environment as much as we do!

  • Abulia – loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions or act independently
  • Bloviate – to speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner.
  • Perambulate – to walk about; to roam; to stroll
  • Vacillate – to swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another
  • Parsimony – unusual or excessive frugality; extreme economy or stinginess
  • Pervicacious – refusing to change one’s ideas, behaviour, etc.; stubborn; obstinate
  • Ostensible – represented or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so
  • Fulsome – insincere or excessively lavish; especially, offensive from excess of praise
  • Purblind – lacking in insight or discernment
  • Flummery – empty compliment; unsubstantial talk or writing; mumbo jumbo; nonsense
  • Flaneur – one who strolls about aimlessly; a lounger; a loafer
  • Sciolism – superficial knowledge
  • Camarilla – a group of secret and often scheming advisers, as of a king; a cabal or clique
  • Afflatus – a divine imparting of knowledge; inspiration
  • Inveigle – To persuade by ingenuity or flattery; to entice. To obtain by ingenuity or flattery
  • Tergiversation – The act of practicing evasion or of being deliberately ambiguous
  • Scapegrace – A reckless, unprincipled person; one who is wild and reckless; a rascal; a scoundrel.
  • Pygalgia – Medical term meaning pain in the buttocks
Conference call frog

Phrases Not to Use on Conference Calls

  • This beats working
  • Pass the bottle
  • It’s your round
  • Can they hear us?
  • Don’t worry, they can’t see us
  • Does he/she ever stop talking?
  • I’m glad this is not being recorded
  • FULL HOUSE – for players of Conference Call Bingo
  • Let’s agree not to make a decision, then we can have another meeting!
  • Thin crust please
  • How do you stop red wine staining carpet?

More meeting activities

  • Learn to touch type, or impress a colleague by pretending
  • Search eBay for the most obscure item you can think of
  • Learn origami
  • Make a start on that novel
  • Define the three household items you would take on a desert island
  • Make a list of the 6 people you would invite to a dinner party if you could choose anybody from any time in history
  • Clear your inbox of emails – OK no conference call is that boring