Showcase your smarts with a little drama

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Enhance your stature by helping colleagues and bosses discover what you already know. How? Stop lecturing. Your intelligence can work against you if you talk at people. Instead, use props or experiments. Example: Your bosses want to invest in the wireless phone boom but fear lagging stock prices. You grab a wireless phone, pry it open and point out that the resistors and capacitors are made by profitable niche firms. That’s better than playing know-it-all and saying, “Invest in makers of electrical components.” By letting them see for themselves and draw their own conclusions, you become a wise, respected guide.

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