Being clever, though linked to intelligence, isn't quite the same thing. Cleverness is often how you come across to other people, how quick you are at analyzing and acting in situations, and how clever or creative your ideas are. The Greek hero, Odysseus was considered clever (he told the cyclops that his name was Nobody, so the cyclops wouldn't be able to tell anyone who blinded him). You might not defeat any mythical creatures, but cleverness is a learned trait, which you, too, can work on developing.
Appearing Clever in the MomentSpeak last.
Have some "pocket" facts
Learn the appropriate lingo
Offer simple solutions
Building Your Skills
Don't always go by the book
Think outside the box
Consider the worst that could happen
Study clever people
Keep up-to-date on world events
Embark on wordplay