Are you a nodder, pre-schooler, or grand advertiser? Blogger RPM scoped out the audience at a departmental seminar and came up with a few categories of attendees. The nodder is in total agreement with the speaker; the pre-schooler naps in the back; and the grand advertiser goes on about his own work. See RPM's full list here.

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