for the most important presentation of his life, a sales rep went
to a psychiatrist. "I'll implant a hypnotic suggestion in your
mind," said the shrink. "Just say 'one-two-three,' and
you'll give the presentation of your life. However, do not say 'one-two-three-four,'
because it will cause you to freeze up and make a fool or yourself."
sales rep was ecstatic. He tried it at home and gave a fabulous
presentation. He tried it at work, and got a standing ovation. Then
came the big day. Everything was set up in the boardroom and the
CEO signaled him to start. The sales rep whispered under his breath,
the CEO asked, "What did you say 'one-two-three' for?"