So you want to look smart in front of people? the first question comes, why you want to look smart? First impressions matters. No wonder, that everyone wants to stand superior in a group of people. In the early days, only muscle power was token of superiority among a group. But times have changed now, you can’t simply knock people’s teeth to prove yourself superior to them. You only end up in jail or get beaten by them. We have listed some the best ways to increase your perceived intelligence quickly. However, all the tips will only work best on strangers or people you’re not familiar with. You can’t fool the people you know, so fooling with your mom.
Listen more and talk less:
Do you have someone in friend circle who talks less? Then you must have noticed that whenever he talks everyone’s attention in completely towards him/her. No matter how intelligent he/she is, everyone is eager to listen to him/her. Similarly, if someone from your group talks a lot, then automatically everyone loses their attention over him/her. Even he/she got the intelligence level of Einstein or Newton, no one’s gonna pay attention to him/her.
Furthermore, with less speaking comes the more listening part. You must develop your listening skills in order to have a better understanding of the world. All of the above is very important because when you reply, you will be able to speak whatever necessary to speak. Don’t reply quickly or knee-jerk reaction, take your time to listen and understand the context first. Then when the time comes reply by using the possible least amount of words. In addition, you get a bonus with this strategy, you won’t burp out any embarrassing words to the audience.
Start Asking simple but Insightful questions:
You should know that asking question doesn’t mean that you are asking it cause you don’t know the answer. Instead, you can ask a question to know about others opinion on the particular context. If they get to know that you are seeking information then they will be more impressed by your communication skills. Furthermore, to frame a proper question you must keep the following in your mind:
You must focus on the topic of the question. As asking a question of the topic might show your lack of focus.
Your question must be simple to understand. Try to use the possible least number of syllables in your question. Thus, the listener will be able to understand the question easily.
Your questions must be well thought out to create perfect sense. And they must have some possible outcome. Therefore, you must stay away from questions with close ends.