Skill Level Intermediate
- We all have ideas we'd like to share at work. The real question is whether or not we know how to do that effectively. And very often, that means pitching these ideas in a meeting. You know the never ending series of meetings that populate your professional life. Meetings with your team, with management, that group from marketing, the list goes on and on. Let's be honest, at the meetings, you have an agenda. By your agenda, I mean productive things that you want to happen.
You might want to speak up regarding the type of new colleague the team should be hiring. Maybe, you feel it's time for the group to adopt a certain technology for Sales Management to be on par with the competition. Who knows, maybe, there was a notable conflict last week that no one is addressing that you feel should be talked about. Great, but when it's time for you to walk into that meeting, how do you know whether or not it's the right time to speak up and pitch your ideas? Well, that's why you truly need to understand your issue in depth and know how to read the room, all of which begins well before you go to the meeting.
Unfortunately, too often, people simply stop whatever task they're working on, and then, rush to try and be on time for their next meeting. So, they show up hurried and unprepared, not ready to strategically engage the room in an effort to get things done as they see fit. Not you, you're going to begin preparing for meetings and engaging them differently, more thoughtfully, so you can share your ideas successfully, starting right now.