"I'll pause for a moment so you can let this information sink in."
Tags:presentation, presentations, meeting, meetings, business meeting, business meetings, business presentation, business presentations, business, businessman, chart, charts, graph, graphs, table, tables, data, information, complicated, complex, too much information, unintelligible, incomprehensible, sink in, speaker, speakers, presenter, presenters, lecture, lectures, lecturer, lecturers, professor, professors, teacher, teachers, teaching, pause, break
"Now we'll all close our eyes and cover our ears, and the person who took the four hundred and twenty-eight million dollars will put it back."
Tags:meeting, meetings, work meetings, embezzle, embezzled, embezzles, embezzlement, embezzler, embezzlers, theft, thief, white collar crime, childrens games, childish games, brush under the carpet, brushed under the carpet, cover-up, corporate cover-up, cover-ups, conceal evidence, concealing evidence, execs, exec, fraud
"Sounds good. We'll just have to run it by the Hawaiian Shirts."
"It's just us today. Campbell called in ethical."
Tags:called in sick, sick, calling in sick, sickie, pulling a sickie, conscience, grow a conscience, grew a conscience, no conscience, growing a conscience, ethics, ethical, ethical business, lack of ethics, no ethics, meeting, meetings, business meetings, board meetings, board meeting, exec, execs, executives, executive, banker, bankers, corporate greed, corporate, corporations
"Uh, Trudy, how's the coffee coming?"
"Don't repeat this."
Tags:parrot, parrots, parroting, repeat, repeats, repeating, repetition, repetitions, copy, copies, copying, silence, secret, secrets, meeting, meetings, board meeting, board meetings, boardroom, boardrooms, executive, executives, leak, leaks, leaking, secret, secrets, keep secrets, keeping secrets, spill the beans, spilling the beans, talk, talks, talking, bird, birds, trustworthy, untrustworthy
"No, Thursday's out. How about never - is never good for you?"
Tags:business, office, meeting, meetings, business meeting, business meetings, appointment, appointments, reschedule, reschedules, rescheduling, never, avoid, avoids, avoiding, dodge, dodges, dodging, unwanted, unwanted appointment, unwanted appointments, phone call, phone calls, unwanted, uninterested, annoying, annoyance, annoyances, nuisance, nuisances, mankoff
"The meeting will come to order."
MAIL CALL AT THOMPSON, HALVERSON, SPIELMAN & OSGOOD
"In the interest of increasing revenue this quarter, Evan, here, will be leading an initiative to rip off liquor stores."
Tags:business meeting, meeting, meetings, board meeting, board meetings, business meetings, revenue, company revenvue, economic downturn, downturn, recession, recessions, credit crunch, desparate times, desparate measures, robbery, rob, theft, steal, stealing, swindle, swindling, crimes, turn to crime
"And, while there's no reason yet to panic, I think it only prudent that we make preparations to panic."
Tags:business, boardrooms, bad news, panic, panics, panicking, frighten, frightens, frightening, board meeting, board meetings, meeting, meetings, preparation, preparations, make preparations, makes preparations, making preparations, foresight, look ahead, looking ahead, profit decline, profit declines, profits declining, prudent, long term, future, futures, mankoff
"Well, Stoddard, I think I've bounced enough ideas off you for one day."
"For God's sake, Edwards. Put the laser pointer away."
"The starred items are hot and spicy."
Tags:board, boardroom, board room, boards, boardrooms, boards, exec, execs, executive, executives, business, businesses, businessmen, businessman, business men, business man, menu, menus, food, foods, spice, spicy, chilli, chillis, hot chilli, hot and spicy, minutes, minuted, minute, paper, papers, meeting, meetings, meeting room, office, offices, corporate, corporations
"Damn it, Hopkins, didn't you get yesterday's memo?"
Tags:memo, memos, dress code, dress codes, dress up, dressing up, dress down, dressing down, casual friday, saxophone, saxophones, sax, saxes, casual fridays, board meeting, board meetings, meeting, meetings, odd man out, odd men out, stand out, stands out, standing out, jazz, jazz musician, jazz musicians
"Impressive, Meyers, but let's stick to your quantitative projections."
Tags:drawing, drawings, artist, artists, art project, art projects, meeting, meetings, business meeting, business meetings, art school, art student, art students, projection, projections, off-topic, distraction, distractions, distracting, fantasy, quantitative projection, quantitative projections, businessman, businessmen
"Damn it, Farrell, if you're going to blow the whistle, blow it!"
Tags:whistle, whistles, whistler, whistling, whistleblower, whistleblowers, whistle blowers, whistle blower, meeting, meetings, anticipate, anticipates, anticipating, anticipation, suspense, live in suspense, living in suspense, wait, waits, waiting, other shoe, other shoe to drop, nervous, nervousness, tortures, boardroom, boardrooms, board room, board rooms, ref, referee, referees, refereeing, impatient, impatience, lose patience, losing patience
"First of all, this meeting never happened."
Tags:meeting, meetings, witness, witnesses, witnessing, secret, secrets, secrecy, top secret, spill the beans, spills the beans, spilling the beans, business meeting, business meetings, boardroom, boardrooms, board room, board rooms, classified, classified information, conspiracy, conspiracies, criminal conspiracy, criminal conspiracies
"Carol, check my appointment book—something's not right."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, appointment, appointments, meeting, meetings, appointment book, appointment books, schedule, timetable, agenda, not right, wrong, mistake, mistakes, error, errors, problem, problems, lost, confused, wrong place, incorrect, incorrect address, incorrect addresses, wrong address, wrong addresses, forest, forests, woods, secretary, secretaries, receptionist, receptionists, assistant, assistants, directions, check, double-check
"Nobody knows anything."
"Let's go back to the scenario in which none of this is my fault."
Tags:hypothetical, hypothetical scenario, hypothetical scenarios, blame, blames, blaming, scapegoat, scapegoats, scapegoating, blame game, responsible, responsibility, avoid responsibility, avoiding responsibility, fault, faults, at fault, meeting, meetings, irresponsible, irresponsibility, hypothetical, hypotheticals
"Everybody gets a raise."
Tags:conference, conferences, meeting, meetings, board meeting, board meetings, kiss up, kisses up, kissing up, kissasses, kiss asses, c.e.o., ceo, executive, executives, yes man, yes men, agree, agrees, agreeing, agreement, suck up, sucks up, raise, raises, board meeting, board meetings, conference room, boss, bosses, manager, managers, animal, animals, dog, dogs, superior, superiors, corporate culture, corporate ladder
"Here we go—Xena, Warrior Princess, versus Sheena, Queen of the Jungle."
"All those in favor of the new me say 'Aye.' "
Tags:boardroom, boardrooms, board room, board rooms, meeting, meetings, business meeting, business meetings, board meeting, board meetings, executive, executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, the boss, business executive, business executives, business manager, business managers, vote voting, transition, transitions, gender transition, transitioning, modern life, makeover, makeovers, new look, new looks, change, changing, changes, a new you, new you, modern times, life choices, life choice
"Please have a seat. Mr. Thorndyke will be back shortly."
Tags:spaced out, spaced, distract, distracted, distraction, distractions, miles away, zoned out, zone out, daydream, daydreaming, brain dead, braindead, exec, executive, executives, meeting, meetings, business, big business, boss, businessman, businessmen, office, offices, stress, stressed, concentrate, concentration, first impressions, present, presence, physical, mental, not quite there, tune out, paying attention, attention, pay attention, greetings, greeting, workaholic, work life balance, breakdown, stressed, modern life, working life, corporate, word play, play on words, word, words