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Tripp the Dominator: Hey, I was on this date the other night, and we were at this restaurant, Tyler the Leader: Alright guys. Are you guys ready to get started? Tripp the Dominator: Hang on a second. Tyler the Leader: Tripp, are you ready to get started, buddy? Tripp the Dominator: Ok you guys. We’re all here, we should start. [Music Intro: 00:10 to 00:13] Tyler the Leader: Alright, thanks for coming guys. I just wanted to take a few minutes, and talk about some ideas for the marketing strategy this year. So, if you got one, just throw it out there. I’d love to hear them. The Time Nazi: Yeah, how long is this meeting supposed to last? The schedule wasn’t exactly clear. Tyler the Leader: We should be out of here in thirty. The Time Nazi: Is that approximate? Or, Get Here When You Can Guy: Hey guys. Sorry, I’m a couple of minutes late. I got caught in traffic. The Time Nazi: Seven minutes, actually. A couple is two. Get Here When You Can Guy: Ok. Tyler the Leader: So what we’re doing is coming up with some ideas for our new marketing strategy. Get Here When You Can Guy: Sure. Tyler the Leader: Anyone? Nancy the Negator: I think we should implement Pinterest. Carol the Underachieving Scribe: Oh, that’s a fun idea. Ol’ Thin Skin: What about a publicity event in the park? Nancy the Negator: Interesting, but how are you going to plan around the weather? What if it rains? Ol’ Thin Skin: So, well party in the rain. Tyler the Leader: Ok, I just want to emphasize, there’s no bad ideas here. We’re just brainstorming. Nancy the Negator: Yeah, I’m just really thinking that it’ll be a huge waste of money to try to plan around the weather. Ol’ Thin Skin: Yeah, ok, we get your concerns, Nancy. Thank you. Tyler the Leader: Ok, does anyone else have an idea, Ephraim? W. T. Ephraim: I’ve always wanted to see rain fall down all at once, in a big splash, instead of small drops over time. I mean, think how it could impact the irrigation system. Tyler the Leader: Ok, Terry? Terry the Rambler: Well, I have an idea from my previous job, that I had last year, let me take that back a little bit. I have this wonderful idea, but it doesn’t really make sense unless I just take it back a second, and bring it forward, together. It was like three weeks ago, that I remember, he said something that I couldn’t understand, Tripp the Dominator: Hold on a second, Terry. Hold on. Thanks for pointing. Here’s what we need to do, ok? Lauren, you got this? Lauren the Social Worker: [Ignoring the meeting while on multiple devices] Tripp the Dominator: We do a video submission contest on YouTube. Nancy the Negator: Oh, that’s been done. Tripp the Dominator: It’ll be on Facebook, it’ll be on Pinterest, it’ll be on Twitter. Nancy the Negator: If we do something with technology, we lose the senior demographic. Tripp the Dominator: So, you guys want to see an example? The Time Nazi: Shouldn’t we be moving on to the next topic? I mean, it’s already a quarter after. W. T. Ephraim: Ha, a quarter after. That’s funny. Tripp the Dominator: Uh, who knows how to put this on the screen, up there, because I want you to see all the details? Do we have cable? Does this cable work? Tyler the Leader: I think that’s power. In think this one. Terry the Rambler: [Unknown] Nancy the Negator: That cord’s not going to be long enough. Tyler the Leader: Does that remote go to the TV? Tripp the Dominator: Plenty of time guys, no rush. Nancy the Negator: [Unknown] W. T. Ephraim: I got a green marker. Tripp the Dominator: Call the IT guy. Tyler the Leader: Wait, turn what off and back on? Hello? Ol’ Thin Skin: Ok, I’ve got it working. Tripp the Dominator: Good Play. Ok, now imagine hundreds of those floating around the web. Do you actually want to watch it one more time? Terry the Rambler: No, please. Tyler the Leader: Tripp, I think you’re onto something with this idea. I really like it. Carol, did you get that down? Carol the Underachieving Scribe: Yeah, I got it. Tyler the Leader: Sorry, what is c, test, up, sub, yt, prz? Carol the Underachieving Scribe: Well, I’m abbreviating, to make room for all these great ideas. Contest, uploading it to YouTube, funniest, and you can get a prize. Tyler the Leader: Wait, where are the other ideas? Carol the Underachieving Scribe: [Point to her own head] The Time Nazi: And, time. Tyler the Leader: Hey, where are you all going? We still have one hundred percent of the things to accomplish. Tyler: One of the biggest hassles in all of life is, when you’re in a meeting, and you’re trying to get what’s on the computer screen, to be on the big screen. Well, it’s doesn’t have to be a hassle, thanks to our friends at AIRTAME. these guys have, Tripp: Hold on a second. I don’t know what you’re doing here, but I just want to tell you, real quick, about something called AIRTAME. It’s a device that allows you to wirelessly send something from your computer, to a bigger screen, in a meeting, making life way easier. Go ahead. Tyler: That’s, that’s what I was saying. Tripp: Oh. Well, I probably did it better. Click here if you want to see more about AIRTAME. Captions by GetTranscribed.com

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100 thoughts on “Every Meeting Ever

  1. This is a great and funny resource. However, I can't believe that you chose to make the ONE black guy the dumb one. Bad move 🙁 Sad I can't use this resource.

  2. "And time."

    "Where you going. We still have 100% of the things to accomplish."

    What this didn't really show is the reason why you still have 100% of the things to accomplish at the end of the meeting; which is because people, and usually foremost the meeting leader, spent all of the meeting time babbling about nothing and going off on irrelevant tangents, rather than work through the points of emphasis in anything even close to a systematic manner.

    Most meetings I have go to, the first 15 minutes are a bunch of socializing, that's after we started 5 minutes or more late because people show up when ever they want like others time isn't valuable. Then after the social chatter its followed by stating the obvious about what work we need to be getting done, where management is never captured by the irony that this useless meeting discussing it is what's keeping us from doing the work.

  3. Yobachi2007- That quote was probably the funniest part in the skit and that's just based on my opinion and certainly my sarcastic, cynical sense of humor. It's funny because because it's true.

    I am in agreement with you that, in real life, these gatherings cause greater distraction in most cases. I've been in them as you also mentioned being subjected to the nonsense. These types of meetings- no matter what business we're in or even how good employees we are- are going to continues to do downhill for a few reasons. I enjoy Facebook and other social media "entertainment". When its a constant barrage of b.s. I literally have to take a time out from it. Its a self preservation method I've adapted. Let's face it though. I live to laugh. I love to laugh. Which is why I'm revisiting my main point for replying. –This is a comedy bit. SO what's to be expected? Chuckles and giggles. I won't deny individual work ethic is an ever increasing apathetic epidemic. And DON'T get me started on customer service!

    These guys nailed it though. It's comical. Its relatable. Its true- and that's what makes for good gut busting comedy. After all, what's life without being humored and laughing? Certainly no life I'd want. Just like you're opinion is supported by factual observation and experience- so is theirs. That's the beauty of free speech, is it not?

  4. Yobachi2007- That quote was probably the funniest part in the skit and that's just based on my opinion and certainly my sarcastic, cynical sense of humor. It's funny because because it's true.

    I am in agreement with you that, in real life, these gatherings cause greater distraction in most cases. I've been in them as you also mentioned being subjected to the nonsense. These types of meetings- no matter what business we're in or even how good employees we are- are going to continues to do downhill for a few reasons. I enjoy Facebook and other social media "entertainment". When its a constant barrage of b.s. I literally have to take a time out from it. Its a self preservation method I've adapted. Let's face it though. I live to laugh. I love to laugh. Which is why I'm revisiting my main point for replying. –This is a comedy bit. SO what's to be expected? Chuckles and giggles. I won't deny individual work ethic is an ever increasing apathetic epidemic. And DON'T get me started on customer service!

    These guys nailed it though. It's comical. Its relatable. Its true- and that's what makes for good gut busting comedy. After all, what's life without being humored and laughing? Certainly no life I'd want. Just like you're opinion is supported by factual observation and experience- so is theirs. That's the beauty of free speech, is it not?

  5. This is too funny and painfully accurate! Seemingly every meeting has at least one of these archetypes in it – great stuff Tripp and Tyler! We've added this video to our Office Humor playlist here: http://ytlnk.co/1lMCG7P

  6. Just had one today! Early meeting and entire team shows up on time EXCEPT the manager. He comes in late because he had to stop for breakfast on way into the office! WTF?!?!?

  7. You guys are geniuses, what a fun and smart sales/marketing idea! I love it and I think I want to come work for you! (smiley face)

  8. Thank you so much for labeling and summarizing the individual steryotypes of every meeting. I am currently studying business management, and I often hear from successful entrepreneurs, executives and business owners – such as, Elon Musk and Gary Vaynerchuk – that meetings are dreaded time wasters. Also, this is a clever way to provide meaningful content while advertising your product/service.

  9. It must be an inevitable law in meetings. There always someones who are late (as if they care). There's always someone
    who always looking at their Facebook (any more friends I can add?). When the time to show the audiovisual, it doesn't work? (quick where's the technician?) When using white board markers, they are so faint, what's the point of using them? I see this everytime.

  10. Hey, love this video. I recently submitted subtitles in Spanish for it – do you mind reviewing them and publishing them for me, so I can share with friends? Thank you!

  11. Being seen as "negative" is through the eyes of a thin-skinned hippie.

    It's called being realistic. You know, using common sense.

  12. The worst meeting I EVER attended. I'm a network engineer and the company I worked for at the time was doing a HUGE network upgrade. The networking team and the upper management and the CEO were coming to the meeting. My team mate Bob, was sitting next to me. He had one of those ties that go on a loaf of bread. we're listening to unbelievable boring crap and he slids the tie over shaped like the letter A. Then takes it back (all quiet like), then slides it over shaped like the letter B then takes it back. I think I made it to E before I started having trouble keeping it together and was whispering to him to knock it off. He didn't. Then ofcourse that out of control hilarious "we've worked way to many hours and are pretty out there", laugh thing started. IT WAS AWFUL. We couldn't stop and had to leave the meeting. Thank God our team was cool. We didn't get in to any trouble, but I never sat next to him at a meeting again. Actually couldn't even look his way because I knew he was going to do something dumb 🙂

  13. The black guy though… Black guys always come up with some totally outlandish things to say. It's funny though.

  14. Lol!! 😀 Often a meeting is so crazy as the actors who participate in it. This short video shows the differents situations and behaviours.

  15. I had this Idea from my previous job that I had last year, let me take it back a little bit, I had this wonderful Idea, it doesnt make sense unless i take it back

  16. I'm disappointed. Where was "guy who asks a never-ending stream of inane and irrelevant questions right at the end of the meeting?"

  17. You missed the "Diverter" who goes off on another subject at every excuse and the "Returner" who keeps going back to a topic that you thought was settled.

  18. OMFG. The Rambler is so on point. I worked with someone who'd start explaining something, then go off on a tangent, then on a tangent for the tangent, it'd be like a never ending inception.

  19. I so wanted to use this video at my company as a fun introduction to a Management Meetings class but have an ethical issue with "Time Nazi"…just the word Nazi alone, even though it is meant to be uber-on point, on-task, still we need to be mindful of our audiences nowadays. Just that one word on the screen has prevented me from showing this video. It is a great video but I just wish another word was used instead.

  20. Im the guy who thinks all ideas are bad but sit down in the corner silently waiting for others to tell me what the f*ck I have to do.

  21. Omg, love the titles of all these meeting members! My favourite was the "fully present (somewhere else)" we all know someone like that! This was not a very productive meeting by the looks of it, lol! Cheers!

  22. Can anybody please explain what WT Ephraim means? What do WT stand for? I'm not a native speaker, can't find it anywhere

  23. At a mandatory meeting
    HR Rep: "What can we do to improve your experience working here with us?"
    Me: "I don't think its fair that you took away sick days for our PTO. I understand that people abuse it but can you make a system where you monitor who keeps using it and punish them instead of the entire team?"
    HR Rep: "That has nothing to do with the subject."
    Me: "._."
    (Second meeting)
    HR Rep: "What are some complaints that you have for the company?"
    Me: "Our equipment is outdated and slow. Can we upgrade?"
    HR Rep: "That's not our problem."
    Me: "Wtf, OF COURSE ITS NOT YOUR PROBLEM ITS OUR PROBLEM YOU ASS!!!"

  24. what about the guy who never talks and just sits there not contributing at all throughout the whole meeting.

  25. Conveniently add a commercial to the end of the video when I subscribe to not see ads. You guys aren’t THAT funny.
    “Do not recommend” CLICK

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