It can get pretty noisy when you're sitting in a sea of cubicles—so much so that your contributions may go unnoticed. In this video, Roberta Matuson discusses the importance of making sure you get noticed, and offers tips on how to be heard in a sea of cubicles.
- I just finished meeting with the CEO of a small company.…She shared a story about a young manager…who was sitting quietly on the sidelines.…The manager couldn't understand why she wasn't being heard…or given more interesting assignments.…The CEO told the manager she had been selected as a leader…because she was good and she needed to trust her voice…and her instincts.…Most importantly, she needed to speak up.…
Here are some insights I share with my clients…when I coach how to step up and be heard.…First, I suggest they use storytelling…when they want to be heard.…People remember stories.…I could've started this video with a bunch of facts…and figures that you would've forgotten by now.…Instead, I told a story that many of you will recall…the next time you're silently sitting back…and not participating in a meeting.…When you want to be heard and remembered,…share stories of projects where you've had success…and be sure to talk about the results, not just activities.…
And when you do speak up, speak with confidence.…
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