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    13 Tricks To Appear Smart In Meetings

    "Nod continuously while pretending to take notes."

    The ridiculously clever writer and comedian, Sarah Cooper, has blessed us with excerpts from her new satirical book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings. Below are 13 amazing tips to come off as smart at work...even when you're daydreaming about napping with your cat.

    1. Show how valued you are.

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    2. Soften requests by carrying some of the burden (but not really).

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    3. Guesstimate population statistics.

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    4. Be more like Kanye.

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    5. Learn the language.

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    6. Practice being more exclusive.

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    7. Pick the company you keep your project with carefully.

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    8. Question everything.

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    9. When at a business lunch, be original.

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    10. Make these faces during meetings in any context.

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    11. Know what to scribble on the whiteboard.

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    12. Be "clever."

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    13. And command your audience's attention.

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    100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings is out in stores everywhere today — to learn more, click here.

    Andrew Mcmeel Publisher

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