Meetings. Love ‘em or hate ‘em they are unavoidable at work. And you need to be strategic about your contributions in meetings to keep your work and career on track.
How often do you “raise your hand” in a meeting and weigh in? How comfortable are you doing it?
Meetings are “ground zero”, where you feel like you belong at work, or not (virtual or otherwise). So, how can you leverage these constant opportunities to be seen and make your expertise count?
Here are 7 tips to help you do just that.
Your impact at work is greater when you strategically choose to contribute your voice to meetings with the bonus that it also confirms you have value and purpose in being there. You don’t have to say something in every meeting (sometimes you’re there just to listen), but you do need to understand why you are in the meetings you attend and contribute accordingly.
To do less means you lose visibility, influence, and credibility all of which determine your relevance at work (and any feelings of belonging and acceptance).
Make sure this isn’t something you are doing to yourself. Put your hand up, you’ve got a lot of great things to contribute.