How about instead of jam-packing every sentence with cliched and over-used bus-speak terms that are important sounding but ultimately meaningless you just say it in plain English. “I need an extra 5 minutes to summarize.” More meetings would end on time if people talked like normal human beings instead of HBR* dictionary programmed robots.

*Harvard Business Review — The place to go for scholarly articles explaining why everything you thought you knew about business was correct already, and here’s some data to prove it.

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