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'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."
'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.'
'This is just like middle school, except here, they have a dedicated room to demoralise you.'
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"'Meetingpalooza' sounded better in the brochure."
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"I think you should all consider yourself very fortunate to be here considering how few seats there are for this event."
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"Well, hey, Robin - it sounds like we're about ready for your suits to come over here and talk to mine."
'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.'
"Son, I think it's about time we had the TED Talk."
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"Any word back from the TED conference?"
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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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"Everybody gets a raise."
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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.'
'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.'
'Assuming present trends continue, the odds are quite good that we'll become the best-informed extinct species on the planet!'
'Stay with me now, people, because in Step C, things get a bit delicate.'
'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.'
Panel discussion: absenteeism in the workplace.
'Would the person who's inhaling the very life out of this meeting please stop it right now?'
'Like all truly revolutionary ideas, this one is deceptively stupid!'
"Robot convention? Yes, I'll be there with Belzon."
"Does everybody know everybody?"
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