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Dec 29

3 Ways to Speak Up in a Meeting

Yesterday’s Management Tip of the Day from the Harvard Business Review provides tips for healthy, productive ways to speak up in a meeting.  The tips are especially useful for those of us who might have a hard time speaking up or are not sure how to start your interjection.

Here are the starting phrases:

1.  Have we thought about…

2.  To play devil’s advocate…

3.  This may be a dumb question…

(Actually I advocate never labeling anyone or their actions, even yourself, a derogatory name like dumb–so I recommend “This question may seem off target…”)

This tip is from a post by Jodi Glickman.  Read the complete post and join the conversation at the HBR site.

Or leave a comment here… what phrases work for you?

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Lisa Hamaker

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