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How to Overcome Your Fear of Speaking Up in Meetings

How to Overcome Your Fear of Speaking Up in Meetings


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Difficulty speaking up during virtual meetings

We all struggle to speak up at times for many reasons:

  • It's harder to read physical and social cues onscreen and even impossible on a big team.
  • If you're a junior employee or still new to the company, you may feel reserved around your teammates.
  • You may feel your id...

Finding the courage to speak up is critical to your success and your team's success, as collective decisions are driven by the diversity of your experiences and expertise. To be more productive in your next virtual meetings, shift your mindset from:

  • ...

Employees may refrain from speaking up because they:

  • Fear being ostracised
  • Don't want to be embarrassed
  • Want to avoid negative remarks
  • Feel like speaking up is inappropriate

They may decide to hold back an idea that is not thought out thorough...

Young or inexperienced people are often reluctant to share ideas because they are not in a position to do so.
Shift your mindset: Never underestimate the value your perspective brings to the table. If you remain silent, you are effectively choosing not to help the...

Research on collective intelligence shows that participation increases collective intelligence and the decision-making quality of the team.

Shift your mindset:Think of your next virtual meeting as a puzzle where each team mem...

  • Prepare your nudge: Think of one on-topic question you want to see answered during the meeting and write it down. Even if you get "cold-called", you have at least one thoughtful question.
  • Rehearse your introduction: Don't say: "Hi, I'm Haruto, ...

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