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10 Potentially Ridiculous, Potentially Brilliant Ways to Look Smart in a Meeting

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It can be pretty nerve-racking sitting in a meeting when you’re supposed to have all the answers (especially if you feel like you have no idea what you’re doing).

While the infographic below is satirical, the basic idea behind some of the silly suggestions really hits the nail on the head: Sometimes, proving yourself is more about appearances than it is about substance.

So, after you have a laugh at the ideas, check out Megan Broussard’s tricks for speed prepping for a meeting you’re not ready for and Jo Miller’s thoughts on how to appear like a leader in a meeting.

Infographic courtesy of The Cooper Review. Photo of man holding pen courtesy of Shutterstock.