Here’s a compelling article from the Harvard Business Review. It’s called How to Speak Up in a Meeting and When to Hold Back.
In it, Alison Shapira shares some interesting tips. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:
Ask, “why you?” This is a question I recommend people ask before they craft a presentation, walk into a meeting, or even prepare for a networking event. It means, why do you care about what you do, about your organization, or about your role? Answering this question helps you connect with a sense of purpose and builds your confidence.
Have a look at the complete article for more of the Ms Shapira’s observations.