how to sound more intelligent in just 5 minutes per day

 Photo Credit: BIno Storyteller via Unsplash

Photo Credit: BIno Storyteller via Unsplash

I am about to give you a golden egg of advice on how to seem like you have your sh@! together, and it literally takes less time than what you spend waiting for the Starbucks barista to call your name.  I know, get excited because this is a gem.  A. Gem.

Have you ever had those moments when you’re out at happy hour with work colleagues, maybe a few people who are a level or two above you on the pay scale, and the topic swiftly moves from the beer selection to the Republican National Debate (aka the Donald Trump show)?  You were doing so well mixing in on conversation, and then in the blink of an eye, your train has derailed and you look like the wide-eyed, deer-in-the-headlights idiot who can’t even turn off Netflix long enough to skim CNN’s website.  Fail.

It’s ok – we’ve all been there.  But I’ve managed to crawl out of that state of ignorance, and I want you to climb out with me.  Why?  Because it’s another step in the direction to make you someone who can exude confidence and intelligence at any moment.  You'll be able to hold a conversation with an individual of any rank and have an opinion of her own to boot.  And all it takes is to sign up with The Skimm.

Now before you think I’m getting something for promoting this product, let me set the record straight.  I am gaining nothing (no money or press or even a Skimm coffee mug) for turning you onto them – I just really believe in the service they provide.  REALLY believe in it.  I’ve been signed up for, I don’t know, over 6 months, and I cannot begin to express the value (and entertainment) it gives me each day.  So what is it?

In a nutshell, it’s an email sent to you Monday through Friday with little snippets of what is happening in our world, from the stock market crash in China to the badass Americans taking down murderers on French trains.  And best of all, they simplify the hell out of it and make it uber entertaining.  Or as entertaining as Jared Fogle’s arrest can be (yikes, Subway!).  Here are some examples of what you can expect:

Current events are fun again, right?  I thought so, too…as did a lot of other people (this thing is trending, folks).

If you’re interested, feel free to sign up using this link >>>  theSKIMM Daily Email .  This is a game-changer for people of all ages – just think if your high school cousin could impress those scholarship interviewers with knowledge of Europe's migrant crisis or your little sister could land that internship because she could intelligently discuss the 2016 presidential race.  Or hey, better yet, if you could steal the show at your work conference because you knew what in the heck ISIS stood for.  Holla at your girl.

 Photo Credit: Milada Vigerova

Photo Credit: Milada Vigerova