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