Preach, Preacher, Preachers, Preaching
Bits & Pieces, May 28, 1992, p. 13
Long-winded speakers exhaust their listeners long before the exhaust their subjects. Recognizing this danger, one speaker began his talk this way: "I understand that it's my job to talk to you. Your job is to listen. If you quit before I do, I hope you'll let me know."