10 Tricks to Appear Smart During Meetings

Here are my 10 favorite tricks to quickly appear smart during meetings

1. Draw a Venn diagram

2. Translate percentage metrics into fractions

3. Encourage everyone to “take a step back”

4. Nod continuously while pretending to take notes

5. Repeat the last thing the engineer said, but very very slowly

6. Ask “Will this scale?” no matter what it is

7. Pace around the room

8. Ask the presenter to go back a slide

9. Step out for a phone call

10. Make fun of yourself

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