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'These sandwiches are a tad disappointing...well, there's nothing on them.'
'Well I'll be darned, I guess he is allowed.'
"I think I've got it-Mandela, the After-Shave."
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"I can say with certainty that we can all look forward to a great summer season."
"'Meetingpalooza' sounded better in the brochure."
Tags:lollapalooza, board, boards, board meeting, board room, director, directors, board of governors, governing, govern, governs, meeting, meetings, business meeting, corporate, corporation, corporations, office life, offices, office meeting, executive, exec, execs, executive meeting, working, worker, working life, office drone, office drones, conference, conferences, bored, boring, bores, bore, modern world, modern life, waste, wasting, wasting time, waste of time
'This is just like middle school, except here, they have a dedicated room to demoralise you.'
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'They say the secret to public speaking is to pick out one person in the audience and talk to him.' 'Well, did you?' 'Yeah. Unfortunately the person I picked out was snickering, pointing and whispering to the guy next to him.'
"I think you should all consider yourself very fortunate to be here considering how few seats there are for this event."
Tags:conference, conferences, event, events, speaker, speakers, presenter, presenters, speech, speeches, presentation, presentations, meeting meetings, convention, conventions, lecture, lectures, fortunate, lucky, few seats, limited seats, limited seating, audience, small audience, attendees, low attendance, low numbers, business, businessmen, businessman, businesswoman, businesswomen, mc, mcs, m.c., m.c.s, master of ceremonies, keynote, keynotes, empty, lack of interest
"Well, hey, Robin - it sounds like we're about ready for your suits to come over here and talk to mine."
"Your daughter is a pain in the ass."
Tags:honest, honesty, teacher, teachers, grade school, elementary, elementary school, elementary schools, secondary schools, secondary school, secondary, primary, primary school, primary schools, schools, children, child, kid, kids, parent, parents, parenthood, childhood, difficult, annoying, misbehaved, parent teacher conference, parent teacher conferences, conference, meeting, meetings, educators, educator, education, bad news, breaking the news, daughter, daughters
"Keep your facial expressions where I can see them."
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'At this point, I'll ask all of you to follow me to the conference room directly below us!'
'I'm afraid turn out isn't as high as we'd expected...three of them misheard the date, five got the time wrong and everyone from marketing went to a hotel in Norwich by mistake.'
"Look, I know I'm here to answer some tough questions, but could I have some easy ones to warm up with?"
Tags:politics, politician, politicians, political, political leader, political leaders, government, governments, president, presidents, press, press conference, conference, reporter, reporters, journalism, journalists, journalist, dodging the question, avoiding the question, unprepared, not prepared, unprofessional, public speaking, public speaker, public speakers
"Son, I think it's about time we had the TED Talk."
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"Hold on, I'm going to conference in my wrist."
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"Any word back from the TED conference?"
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'Before we start, shall we go round the table, and each share our name and a horrible dark secret from our past.'
"Everybody gets a raise."
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"We've been standing here talking about how to pitch to the batter for way too long, haven't we?"
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'There's someone here I'd like you to meet. He's very well-connected.'
Michael Gove at the Head Teachers' Conference: 'It's your own time you're wasting Mr. Gove.'
"Can you please stop arguing in your TED Talk voice."
'To sum up, today's business world can be divided into 2 categories: companies that get it, and companies that don't!' 'Get what?' 'Make that 3 categories.'