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Why You Cannot Afford to Be Quiet at Work Meetings
Hi there, I’m Farnoosh Brock and I empower your career with proven tips and strategies that will help you get ahead at your job.
Today, we talk about why you cannot afford to be quiet at work meetings. I’ll talk to you about assumptions that you might be making that I used to make when I was young and at early stages of my career, and why they are wrong and why they hold you back because you are a gifted professional and your management wants you to speak up.
Then, I’ll give you a little challenge at the end that I think will do you lots of good. So, stay until the end.
Your assumptions for being quiet at team meetings: wrong.
The reason you may not be speaking up is maybe you feel shy. Maybe you feel that if you speak up, other people are judging you or are thinking about why you are contributing or saying something. Maybe you are not speaking up because other people dominate the meeting, and maybe, most of all, you’re not speaking up because you think you have nothing to contribute. That last one is probably the biggest mistake you can make. Here’s why.
You are at your job employed and at your organization because your management believes you are valuable, you have something to contribute, but, they’re not always going to ask you, “So, what do you think?” There are times when you need to take the initiative and offer your opinion. There are many different opportunities to do that and team meetings are a golden opportunity.
So, your assumptions as to other people judging you, your management not wanting to hear from you or people wondering why you’re speaking- those are all mistaken. People want you to succeed.
Your Challenge for the Next Team Meeting at Work
My challenge for you is this: at the next team meeting, I want you to speak up. Make yourself speak up no matter what, and here are some tips to help you speak up intelligently and in a way that people want to hear from you.
Before you go into your next meeting, ask yourself what is your role. Why are you invited to this meeting? Ask yourself what is some area that you feel really comfortable contributing. Maybe your skills and talents are in a certain part of the meeting. Review the agenda if there is one before the meeting.
Also, watch during the meeting to see where there are possible points where you can interject and say something that’s useful, maybe help solve a problem, maybe offer your support to someone who is going through an obstacle. Make this a challenge at the next meeting and every other meeting to speak up at least once.
The more you do it, the easier it gets and the more you will realize that people want to hear you speak and offer your opinion and share what it is that you’re thinking.
So, that’s my challenge for you. This is going to help you become a valuable part of your team and become a participant in your organization. If you found this useful, learn more below about my proven tips that are going to help you rock your career.
Did Your Boss Recognize You or Ignore You in the Last 3 Months?
In this video lessons, you learned how to manage your confidence and speak up at meetings at work, and if you can put this into regular practice, everyone can’t help but notice you. You will be perceived as a valuable member of your team, not only because you spoke up, but because you are doing the work AND speaking up. Both parts of that equation are critical to your success.
So did your boss recognize you or ignore you in the last 3 months?
If it’s the latter, keep reading to change your odds fast because you can’t afford to go ignored by your manager.
If your manager doesn’t recognize you and notice what you are up to, your chances of getting promoted and moving up are slim to none, even if you are the hardest worker on his or her team. If you want to change that, my program gives you the proven steps to do that (without any extra sweat on your part – you’re working hard enough, thank you!!).
Crack the Code to Get Promoted is a step by step guide designed to help you do just that. Because no one is going to just tap you on the shoulder to hand you the promotion and the money you have earned. You have to do that for yourself!