Lingo Bingo Here's a little game to pass the time while you're viewing the tapes that your proactive speakers bureau has sent you of keynoters who might be a strategic fit for your next event.

So, what do you want in a speaker? Of course it would be nice to have someone on the high-tech fast track, but that's really not enough. Your keynoter needs a client-focused mindset and a knowledge base in the same ballpark as your attendees in order to leverage the synergy created by bringing so many customers together. And you can't forget the bottom line: If the speaker is going to play hard ball with the fee, you can't be sure it's going to end up a win-win situa . . . BINGO!

* We regret that we are unable to trace this Bingo game back to its roots and credit its creator. It came to us in an e-mail from a friend, who got it from a friend, who got it from a friend . . . Hats off to the linguist who created it, no doubt, while at a meeting.