Strategies for nodding during meetings

You know those people who nod a lot in meetings, appearing interested even when they are either bored to death or have no idea what the hell is being said? Sarah Cooper has "9 Nodding Strategies for Your Next Meeting."

Above: The Slow Nod Followed by a Fast Nod
The slow nod followed by a fast nod is great to let the person talking know that you didn’t get it at first, but you totally get it now, even if you still don’t agree.

Below: Let Me Write That Down Nod
This is the nod you use when you’re pretending to write that down.


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  1. I need to send this to my coworker who, instead of nodding, seems to always shake her head no even when she is agreeing with you. It is SO offputting.

  2. TobinL says:

    @pesco I fixed the blank title, but you or maybe @jlw will need to put it back to the Boing category.

  3. Dammit. I came here looking for tips on taking naps during meetings, not tips on pretending to be more engaged!

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