Three tips for speaking up in a meeting

If you struggle with finding the courage to speak up in big meetings, or worrying that your thought/question is stupid, try these (some are stolen from Ellen Hendriksen’s newsletter). They’re simple and obvious, but they’ve helped me.

  1. Speak up in the first 5 minutes. The longer you wait, the harder it is to speak for the first time.
  2. Aim for +1. Speak up just ONE TIME more than you otherwise would.
  3. To get the ball rolling, ask a clarifying question or second what someone else said.

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