steve: where are you lugging all of those books, mike?
mike : back to my cubicle. i'm doing some research for a speech that i have to give.
steve: better you than me, good buddy. i hate making speeches.
mike : same here. the boss has asked me to do it and i can't find a way to refuse!
steve: so what's the topic?
mike : don't laugh, but the topic is "how to give a speech".
steve: you're in luck today pal, i know all about making speeches.
mike : you could be my lifesaver and help me then.
steve: sure. just tune your ears this way and take notes.