Triumphing in an Extrovertâs Work World
Five Ways to Be Effective in Meetings
Keep in mind that as an introvert, youâre a better listener than talker. Be confident in your ideas even if youâre not willing to blurt them out haphazardly. Itâs perfectly okay to think through what you want to say.
Ask whether you can get an agenda ahead of time (or at least get a heads-up about what the meeting will cover). Then think quietly about the meeting topics and write down your ideas. Doing so will give you a good head start. And because youâre probably a deeper thinker than many of the outies in your office, you may come up with interesting angles that they wonât consider.
When itâs time to discuss a new topic in a meeting, go first. This instinct doesnât come naturally to innies, but youâll likely find that itâs easier to start a discussion than it is to jump into the middle of one.
Memorize a few key phrases that you can use if you experience an innie brain freeze. ...