How to Give a Content-Free Speech

At a recent conference the substitute kickoff speaker showed a masterful command of rhetoric. He gave a talk which demonstrated the fundamental principles of filling time without saying anything:

... then hand the microphone over to the master of ceremonies and slip quietly away!

(cf. HowToDiscreditAnUnwelcomeReport (2005-06-10), SecretsOfThePaddingMasters (2006-11-27), ...) - ^z - 2009-04-15