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What are some of the things you do in a project to make yourself smarter in front of your peers and client?

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Have a solved Rubik’s cube on a nearby shelf during vid calls.

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For starters, def use a lot of jargons and start a sentence with “look, ...”. It works every single time.

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“To add to <person’s> point, <anything>”

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Wear thick black glasses and a patagucci vest

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Instead of answering your managers question, completely change the subject with something like “I’ve been thinking through x and I wanted to get your opinion. I think it could add a lot of value."

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“Let’s take a step back...”

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That’s different based on the person honestly. Generally intelligence recognizes intelligence so I’m assuming you need advice for the other people in the room. One tactic, asking questions I already know the answer to and guide them to my conclusion. Some people can’t grasp certain things/concepts if you straight up tell them but if you make them think through it logically then they’ll tend to say things like ‘good question, or we should think about that’

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