100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings

Author: Sarah Cooper
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449483216
Format: PDF, Docs
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You know those subtle tricks your coworkers are all guilty of? The constant nodding, pretend concentration, useless rhetorical questions? These tricks make them seem like they know what they’re doing when in fact they have no clue. This behavior is so ingrained, so subtle, and so often mistaken for true intelligence that identifying it, calling it out, or compiling it into an exhaustive digest has never been attempted. Until now. Complete with illustrated tips, examples, and scenarios, 100 Tricks gives you actionable ways to use words like “actionable,” in order to sound smart. Every type of meeting is covered, from general meetings where you stopped paying attention almost immediately, to one-on-one meetings you zoned out on, to impromptu meetings you were painfully subjected to at the last minute. It’s all here. Open this book to any page and find an easy-to-digest trick with an even easier-to-digest illustration, guiding you on: how to nail the big meeting by pacing and nodding most effective ways to listen to your coworkers while still completely ignoring them the key to making your presentations “interactive.” If you hadn’t noticed these behaviors before, you will see them now—from your colleagues, your managers, and soon yourself. Each trick is a mirror to the reality of what happens in meetings, told in the form of hilariously bad advice—advice that you might just want to take. But probably not. But maybe.

100 Tricks to Appear Smart In Meetings

Author: Sarah Cooper
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473545145
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book that’s missing from 55 million offices and conference rooms around the world: the idiot’s guide to the idiot’s guide to conquering the corporate meeting. In it you will learn the essential subtle tricks that pay big dividends by making you look really clever in meetings: constant nodding, pretend concentration, useless rhetorical questions, how to nail the big presentation by pacing and getting someone else to control your slides. Complete with illustrated tips, examples, and scenarios, Sarah Cooper's 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings gives you actionable ways to use words like 'actionable', in order to sound smart.

100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings

Author: Sarah Cooper
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1910931187
Format: PDF, ePub
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The book that's missing from 55 million offices and conference rooms around the world: the idiot's guide to the idiot's guide to conquering the cor�porate meeting. In it you will learn the essential subtle tricks that pay big dividends by making you look really clever in meetings: con�stant nodding, pretend concentration, useless rhetorical questions, how to nail the big presentation by pacing and getting someone else to control your slides. Complete with illustrated tips, examples, and scenarios, Sarah Cooper's 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings gives you actionable ways to use words like 'actionable', in order to sound smart.

How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men s Feelings

Author: Sarah Cooper
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781449476076
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ambitious women are so scary. In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they're not perceived as pushy, aggressive, or competent. In How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings, Sarah Cooper, author of the bestselling 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings, illustrates how women can achieve their dreams, succeed in their careers, and become leaders, without harming the fragile male ego. Chapters include, among others, "9 Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women," "How to Ace Your Job Interview Without Over-acing It," and "Choose Your Own Adventure: Do You Want to Be Likable or Successful?" It even includes several pages to doodle on while men finish what they're saying. Each chapter also features an exercise with a set of "inaction items" designed to challenge women to be less challenging. And, when all else fails, a set of wearable mustaches is included to allow women to seem more man-like. This will cancel out any need to change their leadership style. In fact, it may even lead to a quick promotion!

Draw What Success Looks Like

Author: Sarah Cooper
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781449476069
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Adult coloring for cubicle dwellers. The creator of the viral sensation "10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings" (5+ million views and hundreds of thousands of shares) helps you color away the stress with a coloring and activity book that will have you in stitches. Color in mind-numbing illustrated corporate idioms, such as the "deep dive," the "low-hanging fruit," and other buzzword coloring activities. Draw what success looks like; make it a Venn diagram. Find your way through the comfort zone maze and the unlock your potential maze. Write headstones for the good idea graveyard. Includes meeting survival guide coloring checklist. Plus mad libs for resignation letters, post mortems, peer reviews, and scathing manifestos.

Questions for Terrible People

Author: Wes Hazard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440597537
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Guaranteed to bring out the worst in people! Would you rather attend a funeral while high on laughing gas or go to your own wedding doped up on horse tranquilizers? Which famous figure, living or dead, would be the most terrifying to be tickled by? Which is greater: The number of times you've given money to a panhandler on the street or the number of times you've dropped change on the ground and left it there because you didn't feel like bending over? If you seriously considered these questions, this book is for you. If you didn't, don't worry--you're probably still a terrible person. Use the other 247 questions in this book to find out just how terrible that is. Featured in The Washington Post Style Section!

How You Learn Is How You Live

Author: Kay Peterson
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626568715
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What's Your Learning Style? Being a lifelong learner is one of the secrets to happiness, success, and personal fulfillment. But what's the best way to become one? Kay Peterson and David Kolb have the answer. They offer deep, research-based insights into the ideal process of learning and guide you in identifying your dominant style. You'll discover how knowing your learning style can help you with all kinds of everyday challenges, from remembering someone's name to adding a crucial professional skill to your repertoire. This book is a guide to awakening the power of learning that lies within each of us.

Smart Talk

Author: Lisa B. Marshall
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250029589
Format: PDF, ePub
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Have you ever lost out on a promotion? Struggled with a difficult conversation? Been put on the spot and blanked? Imagine if... ...you were better at persuading others and negotiating for what you want. ...you were more fluent at introducing yourself, making conversation, and following up. ...you were better at delivering feedback, receiving criticism, and using positive language. ...you were perceived as more diplomatic and charismatic. Smart Talk applies up-to-date communication research to everyday situations and gives smart, practical, step-by-step directions to achieve results. Smart Talk is no ordinary book— it's the Swiss Army Knife of communication—a comprehensive set of tools to build strong relationships and avoid communication breakdowns. With proven strategies and practical action plans, Smart Talk will help you resolve conflicts, strengthen your natural charisma, and master the art of persuasion. Never again will you dread a holiday party or be rendered speechless at a business meeting. Backed by solid research and written in an engaging narrative style with a warm sense of humor, communication expert Lisa B. Marshall translates her wealth of experience into practical, fresh advice to help you navigate any complex situation, and achieve professional success.

Visual Meetings

Author: David Sibbet
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470945407
Format: PDF
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Use eye-popping visual tools to energize your people! Just as social networking has reclaimed the Internet for human interactivity and co-creation, the visual meetings movement is reclaiming creativity, productivity, and playful exchange for serious work in groups. Visual Meetings explains how anyone can implement powerful visual tools, and how these tools are being used in Silicon Valley and elsewhere to facilitate both face-to-face and virtual group work. This dynamic and richly illustrated resource gives meeting leaders, presenters, and consultants a slew of exciting tricks and tools, including Graphic recording, visual planning, story boarding, graphic templates, idea mapping, etc. Creative ways to energize team building, sales presentations, staff meetings, strategy sessions, brainstorming, and more Getting beyond paper and whiteboards to engage new media platforms Understanding emerging visual language for leading groups Unlocking formerly untapped creative resources for business success, Visual Meetings will help you and your team communicate ideas more effectively and engagingly.

Grammar

Author: Joanne Adams
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD
ISBN: 1783726717
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Let's eat Grandma" OR "Let's eat, Grandma"?This fun yet informative book offers bite-sized tips and advice on everything you need to know about grammar—including common misspellings, how to use punctuation correctly, and applying the right tense—and will turn you from a logophobe to a grammarphile in no time!