Dwight wasn't ready to make his big speech at the sales convention so he turned to Michael for advice. Michael told him that it wasn't what he said but how he said it. To demonstrate, Michael used a commanding voice to inform the entire office that they were each getting a $1,000 bonus (it wasn't true).
At their desks, Jim told Dwight that he majored in public speaking in college and advised Dwight to wave his arms and pound his fists. He also gave him a speech that was made by the Italian dictator Mussolini.
Dwight looked panicked when he entered the conference room to find it packed with hundreds of people. When Dwight was called to the podium, he went into total panic mode and Michael took the stage on his behalf. A series of corny and offensive jokes left the audience stone-faced.
The audience applauded tepidly when Dwight finally ran up to the podium to replace Michael. Clearing his throat, Dwight launched into his Mussolini speech, ranting and raving and pounding his fists like a madman. "Salesmen of the world unite!" The audience? Well, they.. uh.. they loved it! Michael, on the other hand, snuck out with his shoulders slumped.
After much deliberation and advice, Jim finally bought a ticket to Australia. Pam looked heartbroken to learn that he was leaving right before her wedding. Michael was also heartbroken, but not because of the wedding - his speech bombed while Dwight managed to entertain thousands.