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 Dictionary.com):

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