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'Which 'win' is ours? Because the one on the left looks bigger.'
"'How I Spent My Summer Vacation,' by Lilia Anya, all rights reserved, which includes the right to reproduce this essay or portions thereof in any form whatsoever, including, but not limited to, novel, screenplay, musical, television miniseries, home vid
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'I'd like to push the envelope, go the extra mile, and think outside the box to facilitate a win-win solution to the over-utilization of buzzwords.'
"...and it was at this point that I started taking better care of myself."
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"Why does it always have to represent something?"
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'...so the Marketing Department suggested I try a slide presentation.'
'Thanks, Brian, for your thoughtful and constructive proposal. Without further ado, we'll now dive into malicious, envy-based criticism, character assassination and petty bickering!'
"Oops! Wrong plug."
"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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"We're presenting this year's award to the tomato—for the way he has deepened our understanding of world-conflict resolution, for fostering the ideals of peace, friendship, and international brotherhood, and for being delicious."
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'I'm now going to open the floor to questions.'
Rex and Rusty simply didn't understand that no matter how snappy their sales presentation was, it would always look like a dog and pony show.
'And a final 'Thank-you' to our guest speaker! Hey, you sure helped us see our business problems in a different light...'
"Any word back from the TED conference?"
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'In these estimates, I've tried, like always, to err on the side of total lunacy.'
'Granted, the Board of Directors didn't think much of your proposal, but I think they'll be impressed by your resilience!'
'I hate PowerPoint.'
'Why do it the easy way when you can do it the right way?'
'Here things are getting interesting!'
For More Effective Presentations Avoid Excessive Bullet Points.
"Hey! You forgot your stupid little ideas printed in bold type."
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"I am reminded of a morbidly depressing anecdote. . ."
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"And afterwards, I'll be signing my new DVD of this presentation in the lobby."
"Killer performance, but let's get back to the dog and pony show."
'I'm feeling a sense of conclusion here, so let's draw things to a close.'