Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Teams Meeting Phrase Bingo

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Paul Andrewhttps://mrpaulandrew.com/
Group Manager & Analytics Architect specialising in big data solutions on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Data engineering competencies include Azure Synapse Analytics, Data Factory, Data Lake, Databricks, Stream Analytics, Event Hub, IoT Hub, Functions, Automation, Logic Apps and of course the complete SQL Server business intelligence stack. Many years’ experience working within healthcare, retail and gaming verticals delivering analytics using industry leading methods and technical design patterns. STEM ambassador and very active member of the data platform community delivering training and technical sessions at conferences both nationally and internationally. Father, husband, swimmer, cyclist, runner, blood donor, geek, Lego and Star Wars fan!

What are the most common phrases that everyone tends to use during Teams meetings, things people only say when you join a call?

Just for fun, here is my top 10 list.


  1. I’ll just quickly share my screen.
  2. You’re on mute.
  3. Can you hear me?
  4. Can you see my screen?
  5. You’re breaking up.
  6. You’ve got your hand raised.
  7. Sorry, Teams crashed.
  8. Sorry, my WiFi dropped out.
  9. Sorry, I couldn’t find the mute button.
  10. You’re sharing the wrong screen.

On Fridays I like to play meeting phrase bingo to lighten the mood. I recommend creating your own list and playing along with collegues.

Each person playing gets 3/4 of the above phrases, randomly selected. The first person to get all phrases wins.

I’ll just quickly share my screen.

This one is my favourite, why do people feel the need to add the word quickly. How can you share your screen slowly? 😀


Disclaimer; don’t let this become a drinking game, that would be unprofessional! 😀

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