I don’t even know how to speak up for myself, because I don’t really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice.— Eminem
Speaking Up In Meetings
Ever open your mouth but the words won’t come out? You’re not alone. Mustering up the confidence to actively and intelligently participate in meetings takes some serious courage (and planning). Bossy Skirt delivers a 3-part plan to unmute your mute button. You’ve got important opinions. Share 'em.
What can you do if you’re the one running a meeting with a bunch of mimes? Well, a lot actually—From limiting the long-winded to encouraging the meek, here’s how to get the mimers to step outside of their box.
This one’s for our introverts. Speaking up is like ripping off a Band-Aid—painful, but better to get it over with quickly. In the first 5 to 10 minutes of a meeting to be exact. Take a look at a few more tips for quieter people looking to conquer the conference room.
Remember when we said you weren’t alone when it comes to the “talking terrors”? 75% of people (both men and women) have some sort of speech anxiety. (Could explain the spike in clinical strength deodorant sales. Just sayin’.)