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"'Meetingpalooza' sounded better in the brochure."
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'But before we move on, allow me to belabor the point even further...'
Business man explaining on white board - showing to executives plunging graph while sitting behind bars in jail
"Before we begin this family meeting, how about we go around and say our names and a little something about ourselves."
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"If we are to save the firm from collapse then we need leadership...perhaps we should start by convening a group to have a little think about the colour of the files we'll be using?"
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"Before we start the meeting, do we have any apologies?"
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"Do you think we should look again at who we invite to these meetings?"
"That's a relief - I thought you said crisis meeting..."
"Could I please go back to the rack now?"
"I'm totally prepared for this meeting. In fact I spent the entire morning working on my 'it's not my fault' face."
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Time Management Seminar.
'Why do we bother with these board meetings? Nothing ever gets done.'
Company take-over bid
"Now this is teamwork!"
"Hold on a second there, Roger; Ken's raised some very good points."
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'I'm going to make this short...'
"Like most of your proposals Pinkley ...it ain't gonna fly!"
'Is that your last word on the matter, JB?'
'Gentlemen, in front of you is a striped top, a black stocking and a 'swag bag'.'
"It took all of last millenium to bring about the compass, the printing press, vaccination, cars and computers. I expect us to beat that, and I expect it done a lot quicker."
The consultant's analysis is what we expected. He says go back to basics.
The Tedious Adventures of Mr. Sloth
'. . .Then the manager threw a wobbly, went red, banged his fist on the table and said, 'I don't care what you lot think, we'll do it because I said so . . .'
'It's been a pleasure doing business with you.'