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How to “Fake It Until You Make It” / Be Confident in any Unexpected Discussion or Situation

26 Oct

We can’t all be human encyclopedias, and once in a while, you’re bound to stumble upon a conversation on a topic you know absolutely nothing about. To avoid being left out or seeming ignorant, here are a few tips for “tricking” people into thinking you’re well informed.

1) Project Confidence

2) Know When to Speak

3) Emphasize What You Do Know

4) Don’t Worry about Proving Others Wrong

5) Steer the Discussion to Related Topics

6) Get In a Good Last Word

7) Final Thoughts: When Possible, Learn the Material

via How to Sound Like You Know What Youre Talking About Even When You Dont.

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