「服務他人是你住地球應該付出的租金。」– 穆罕默德‧阿里 (拳擊手)
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." -- Muhammad Ali, Boxer



a) 一說到

b) 損害

c) 躁動


a) When it comes to meetings, all of us could appear a little smarter. The smarter you sound or look, in your words and appearance, the more likely you are to be heard, respected, and valued. Here are useful strategies you can apply and come out looking a little smarter in your next meeting.



Come Prepared

It seems like an obvious recommendation, but you'd be shocked that many people show up without knowing the purpose of meetings and 1) look down at heel. The truth is you don't have to sketch the entire presentation, but you need to respect the host and participants and come prepared with possible talking points, suggestions, or statistics related to the topic. If one of your pre-researched facts enters into the conversation, you'll get an extra point.




Sit Still and Lean Forward

Sitting still seems like an insignificant action, but compared to the alternative, it makes you appear way smarter and solid. Employees now break out their smart phones or tablets in meetings, possibly attempting to multitask but more often looking for a break from the subject of the meeting. Doing so can b) impair your professionalism.





Similarly, using a comfy chair to spin around, bounce, or rock back and forth will make you look like a restless toddler. Another body language tip, leaning forward throughout the majority of the meeting will show that you're paying close attention to speakers. Keep your back straight and hands folded, or at least on the table, will add to your "interested" positioning and help keep you from any nervous c) jiggling movements.




Speak Up, Take Notes, and Ask Right Questions

Many people show up to meetings and just sit there and listen, this isn't necessarily bad, but it won't make you appear smart. In fact, you should take the chance to show that you're a proactive participant, and that you’re original and creative. Furthermore, taking notes, even brief ones, will show your commitment to the topic. It not only demonstrates that you are willing to spend additional time and make extra effort in the meeting but you're also indicating that you'll be reviewing the content later. Don’t overlook these notes because one day they may inspire you.





Finally, be sure to ask good questions of the other people in the room, you can ask for more details and for elaboration on points you feel were 2) glossed over. This will give you "participatory credit". In brief, looking and sounding smarter doesn't take much effort or much practice. The more respect and attention you command, the more your ideas will be heard, and the better chance you'll have at advancing your career--no matter what your long-term goals are.

會議結束前,可以大方提問,要求對方補充說明不足之處。這樣做會增加你的“參與度”。看似聰明並不需要很多的努力和大量的練習。要留下好印象其實一點都不難。同仁對你的發言有越多的尊重和重視,你的想法會越多被聽到。更大的機會,你的職業生涯會提升 - 不管你的長程目標是什麼。用心處理每件事,一定會在職場發光發熱。



1. Look down at heel

Heel 是腳後跟的意思。往下看腳後跟,表示事情處於不好的狀態。或指穿著隨便;破舊不堪的意思。

When she first met Sean, he had a down at heel appearance. 當她剛認識西恩時,他看起來穿著破舊。


2. gloss over 掩飾, 掩蓋

gloss 是註解的意思,gloss over 延伸為掩蓋的意思。

It is not bright to use lies to gloss over the truth.  用謊言掩蓋事實是不明智的。