How To Attend Meetings In A Male-Dominated Workplace

Photo: Courtesy of Sarah Cooper.
Think meetings are boring? Think again. Sarah Cooper has just written the ultimate takedown of meeting culture in her new book 100 Tricks To Appear Smart In Meetings. Like, the "be careful about reading in public because you'll be laughing out loud" kind of hilarious.
While anyone who has had to suffer through meetings will relate to Cooper's incisive "tips" (example: "Ask 'Will this scale?' no matter what it is."), we especially loved her chapter on attending a meeting in a male-dominated workplace. If you've ever been asked to make the coffee (or suffered from one too many Big Lebowksi references), this list is for you.
Ahead, Sarah Cooper's guide to "leaning all the way in" (and fitting in) with the bros in your workplace. Because sometimes, the first step to gender equality is realizing just how common these awkward scenes are.
The following is an excerpt from Sarah Cooper’s new book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings (October 4, Andrews McMeel)

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