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“Learn step-by-step what to include in your notebook and how it will help to give you a reputation as the smartest person in the room”.

By: John D. Gaskell, author of:

           How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room.

You are what you are perceived to be. Let me show you how become a MARKETING genius.

 Notebook (Part 11 of a multi-part article)

Learn why you need to start a “Notebook” to record anything that you might need again. Discover why spending time each week reading about new topics in your field, business trends and current affairs will enhance your reputation.

Start A Notebook

It is never too early or too late to start building an outstanding reputation. Everyone admires smart people and it is the most important trait that makes you stand out from your competitors at work and in life.

Once you have a job, do your best to be exceptional. Arrive early and leave late. Start a notebook to record information, such as office procedures, your “contact list”, formulas, calculations, definitions, and anything that you might need again. My “notebook” was a 3-ring binder; yours will be your Lap-Top or I-pad.

Ask a lot of questions, but avoid the same question a second time—consult your “notebook.”

I soon as I started my career as a consulting engineer, I learned that my mentor, John W. King could never answer a question with a “yes” or a “no.” His answers always came with a story and a long explanation. This was often frustrating when we were up-against a deadline. But it taught me related things, helped me to remember the answers, and gave me an understanding of the “why.”

 Fill your notebook with knowledge

It is critically important that you stay up-to-date. This involves weekly reading, including magazines in your industry and in your specialty. Also, observe business trends, and keep up-to date with current affairs. This will aid you in your present job and help your future endeavors to thrive and prosper in any economy. Dedicate at least three to four hours a week to this task. Always have something with you to read. Don’t waste time waiting for doctors while reading outdated health care magazines. Every time that you find something interesting write a “White Paper”.

If you truly want to be perceived as “The smartest person in the room”, get Jack’s new book: How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room, and learn the details. You are what you are perceived to be. Let me show you how to become a MARKETING genius. Visit: to find out more.

Excerpted from How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. © 2018 John D. Gaskell. Used with permission of Professional Value Books, Inc. All rights reserved. Order at Use coupon code “room” and save.

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