Author(s): Sarah Cooper
The book that's missing from 55 million offices and conference rooms around the world: the idiot's guide to the idiot's guide to conquering the corporate meeting. In it you will learn the essential subtle tricks that pay big dividends by making you look really clever in meetings: constant nodding, pretend concentration, useless rhetorical questions, how to nail the big presentation by pacing and getting someone else to control your slides. Complete with illustrated tips, examples, and scenarios, Sarah Cooper's 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings gives you actionable ways to use words like 'actionable', in order to sound smart.
"I love this book so much! People who need to buy this book include a) those who want to advance their careers by knowing how to use body language and just the right amount of bullshit to claw their way to the top; and b) people like me who are bored at work and want to baffle and annoy their colleagues. Cleverly written and illustrated, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings is sly satire that will bring endless joy to anyone who has ever endured the drudgery of corporate life." -- Dan Lyons, writer for HBO's Silicon Valley and NYT bestselling author of DISRUPTED "Hilarious. I laughed so hard I had to leave the meeting I was in." -- Jake Knapp, New York Times-bestselling author of SPRINT "Sarah Cooper is uncannily spot on when describing the seemingly innocent behaviors of people attempting to impress others. It'll make you literally LOL." -- Christine Tsai, Founding Partner, 500 STARTUPS "A hilarious, enlightening read for anyone who's ever been stuck in a conference room. With delightful snark and sarcasm, Sarah cleverly skewers our coworkers for ridiculous behaviors that we would never, ever do. It's funny because it's true." -- Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE
Sarah Cooper is a blogger, vlogger and comedian whose wickedly satirical TheCooperReview.com pokes fun at corporate culture, the tech world and everything in between. After 15 years working for companies like Google and Yahoo!, she knows her subject well. Her '10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings' post has circled the globe, with over 5 million views. Sarah lives in San Francisco and enjoys 90s rock, standup comedy and both sunny and cloudy days equally.