Some people don't feel that their views are valid, while others just have quiet voices. Regardless, it's important to be heard. Repeat your point if necessary. If you're unhappy, say so. It's OK to disagree.
- There's no point in going to a meeting…if you don't contribute anything.…And I reckon in most meetings I've been to,…there have been up to half the people…who haven't contributed anything at all.…And there's always at least one person…who doesn't contribute.…I hope that isn't you.…But if that sometimes is you,…then I hope this section helps.…Firstly, some people just have quiet voices,…in which case, please do try and speak up.…Some other people don't have very good hearing,…and there's often a lot of shuffling going on,…so you do need to turn up the volume a little bit more…than normal conversation.…
If someone coughs halfway through your statement,…just rewind and repeat that part again.…And make sure your statements are well structured.…Things like, there are two reasons…why I think it's a risky plan and the first one is,…so people know where they are in your statement.…Often it's good to signpost what you're going to say.…Things like, I just want to add a quick thought.…Or, can I explain something a little bit complicated,…
Lynda.com is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.
The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
- Define the four types of meetings.
- Determine who needs to attend a meeting.
- Assess the ideal meeting duration.
- Produce reminders for successful meetings.
- Identify how to facilitate a successful meeting.
- Evaluate solutions for dealing with latecomers and common meeting problems.
- Assess if you should go to a meeting.
- Recognize how to make your voice heard.
- Plan remote or virtual meetings.