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Use meetings to buff up your image

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Capitalize on meetings with top officials by choosing your comments carefully. How? Speak up in the first and last five minutes. People tend to remember who spoke in the beginning and end, so you can make a good impression by offering just two observations. If you can’t contribute any piercing insights, then ask questions. You want others to refer to your opening comment (“As Bill said earlier,” or “Let me pick up on Bill’s point”) to reinforce your contribution.

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