I wonder why self-help books are such bestsellers — we create a mystical aura around the personality of the subject, only to end up knowing that the ‘secret’ was something so simple.
Meetings are somewhat alike. All of us desire to be heard, noticed, and considered by our peers and seniors in our groups. The thought of attending a meeting has newbies absent-mindedly crack countless knuckles, biting pen caps, and scribbling hasty notes while trying to get through the nerve-wracking meeting experience.
The solution? KISS the nerves goodbye!
KISS stands for Keep It Simple, Silly! In the race to sparkle in the meeting, we often shadow our natural personalities. All have something to bring to the table unless you’re trying to ape your bosses!
Be yourself’ is common advice parroted by many. Look closely to find an asterisk at the top of this statement. Surely, a meeting is one of the last places to be unapologetically yourself.
There’s a time and place to unleash your insta-worthy mojo!
Confidence, initiative, and courage to speak seek attention. But, active listening is so underrated! It is equally essential to introspect along with listening. To jog your memory, take notes, doodle, scribble — whatever floats your boat.
Don’t let your inhibitions hold you back in the meeting. Share the idea you’ve been toying with for weeks. You never know, this idea might be the start to writing your self-help bestseller!