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Episode - Dwight's Speech

Dwight has earned salesman of the year at Dunder-Mifflin. He will be honored at a salesman convention and he wins some money. He also has to give a big speech at the convention.

Dwight, to Jim's annoyance, surfs the internet to find things to buy with his prize money.

In the breakroom, Pam and Jim are fussing about Dwight. Phyllis walks in and asks about the wedding preparations. Not wanting to hear about Pam's wedding any longer, Jim leaves.

Michael asks Dwight if he's ready for his big speech. Dwight, until now, did not realize what a big deal this was and how important this speech is. He's concerned and asks Michael for help. Michael tells him to be funny because salesmen want to be entertained.

Michael considers himself a pro on making this speech at the convention because he was the saleman of the year, 2 years in a row.

As Pam continues to make wedding arrangements, Jim in disgust, picks up the phone and calls a travel agent. He wants to be anywhere but here.

Although Michael can't teach Dwight everything, he can teach him enough not to embarrass Michael. So he goes to train Dwight in the conference room on public speaking. Michael starts out his training by giving an example of any opening joke.

Michael: What is the difference between a salesman and a saleswoman?
Dwight: A saleswoman has a vagina.
Michael: It's a joke, Dwight. It's not sex ed class.
Dwight: But I'm right?
Michael: Yeah. You're right about the difference between a man and a woman, but not about the punchline of the joke alright. The difference between a salesman and a saleswoman is boobs.

After much practice, Dwight is just not getting it and is close to tears. Back at his desk, Jim asks Dwight for ideas on where to go on his trip. Dwight snaps at Jim and an annoyed Jim tells Dwight he majored in Public Speaking in college. Dwight is now interested. Jim explains to Dwight that he is a man of authority and to be true to himself. The great speakers in history weren't joketellers, they were passionate about what they knew. They also waved their arms and pounded their fists a lot. Dwight should replicate that too.

In his interview, Jim tells the camera that in fact he did not major in Public Speaking. He did however download a bunch of speeches from famous dictators in History (even one from Mussollini). He has given Dwight the speeches.

Dwight is scared to death as he and Michael sign in at the convention. The room where Dwight will give his speech is huge and there are several hundred salespeople filling it up.

Back at the office, Angela claims she has suddenly come down with something and will be taking a sick day. Kevin has never seen her take a sick day. (She's going to watch Dwight's speech!)

At the convention, Dwight is introduced but cannot make himself budge from his chair. To cover, Michael gets up to the podium and tells the audience some things about Dwight. He is really not a good public speaker. The crowd is not at all interested. Bombing awfully, Dwight gets up and goes to the podium to give his speech.

Dwight begins by banging his fists on the podium.

Dwight's Speech:Blood alone moves the wheels of history! Have you ever asked yourselves in an hour of meditation, which everyone finds during the day, how long we have been striving for greatness? Not only the years we’ve been at war … the war of work. But from the moment, as a child, we realized that the world could be conquered. It has been a lifetime struggle, a never-ending fight, I say to you. And you will understand that it is a privilege to fight! We are warriors! Salesmen of Northeastern Pennsylvania, I ask you, once more rise and be worthy of this historical hour! Maniacal laughter Yes! Yes!
No revolution is worth anything unless it can defend itself! Some people will tell you “salesman” is a bad word. They’ll conjure up images of used car dealers and door-to-door charlatans. This is our duty to change their perception. I say, salesmen … and women … of the world, unite! We must never acquiesce, for it is together, together, that we prevail! We must never cede control of the motherland for it is…
Audience: Together that we prevail!

The audience gives him a standing ovation. Dwight was a big hit. As he leaves the room, all the people in the audience are congratulating him and shaking his hand.

At the office, Jim is leaving for the day. On his way out he breaks the news to Pam that he is taking a trip and leaving June 8th. (Her wedding is on the 10th) He apologizes and she says it's okay.

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