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What is a tactful way to "cut to the chase" with a coworker trying to "pick your brain"?

When you don't mind giving the advice, but you don't want to argue about whether or not it is correct with the person who asked you for it. And you bill on a hourly basis.
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tynamite's avatar An effective way to make people listen to your ideas, is to make it look like it was their idea. You have to lead them to think of the idea themselves, by substituting your intended idea, with a half but flawed version of it. The other person will pick up the other flaw, thinking of it, and get excited like it was their idea.

Friend: So what should we write the poem about?
Me: I don't know. I've got an idea of msn?
Friend: OMFG I've got a really good idea! Can we write it like it's msn, with the textspeak?
Me: Yeah! That is a sick idea!
Actually it was my idea, but she doesn't have to know that. I'll let her score her 1's.
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What's an assertion, and what should I type in?

Compesh is a question and answer (and debate) website, so before you make a debate, you better learn what an assertion is. I suppose you already know what a question is, and that you've typed it in the box. ;)

An assertion, is basically a statement you can make, that is either true or false.

Richer people have better health.

The question for that would be, Do richer people have better health?

And don't forget to make your assertion, match your question.

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