• OR BETTER YET, SASS THE ORCHESTRA photo | Julia Roberts

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Published: Wednesday February 11, 2015 20:00 PM EST

2015

OR BETTER YET, SASS THE ORCHESTRA

To avoid that situation all together, though, preface your talk by asking the orchestra to stand down, à la Best Actress Julia Roberts in 2001. "I'm going to spend some time here to tell you some things," she declared before turning to the conductor and saying, "And sir you're doing a great job but you're so quick with that stick so why don't you sit, 'cause I may never be here again." Guess what? He listened!