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LPT Request: Avoiding Imposter syndrome in group conferences

I’ve noticed that, throughout group conferences with my workforce members, I can not focus and develop into anxious. I attempt to course of one piece of knowledge and abruptly there is a influx of one other info after which I’m unable to manage up with this. On the finish, I really feel I have not contributed something and if I do communicate, I really feel it did not add something significant to the dialog and I’m simply blabbering phrases.

I’ve the behavior of working alone with out anybody round and I might be extraordinarily productive alone, however cannot address group conferences. Any recommendation can be nice assist

Comments ( 4 )

  1. Record or take notes during the meeting and follow up with an email to everyone.

    Not everyone thinks fast on their feet. It doesn’t mean anything other than they are likely more thoughtful and think deeper about the issue before responding.

    Or so what I do. Mute your mic and do your own thing. So many meetings are useless and I don’t need to contribute.

  2. If somebody makes a good point that you agree with, back up that point. Compliment it, reiterate what they said, reword or explain why you agree and add any ideas that you thought of relating to their input.

    It’s basically piggybacking on a good idea. Be careful not to just do it with the boss, it can come across as you being a bit of a kiss-ass, just prop up good input.

    I feel people feel they need to disagree or come up with original ideas to feel like they had a use in the meeting, but you can easily shine by being a team player.

  3. Google ten ways to sound smarter in meetings

  4. I’m an introvert in a leadership role that suffers from social anxiety. So I can totally relate. One thing that has helped me is to remind myself that I was selected for this role for a reason. Even if I can’t contribute in the moment, I still bring great value to the team in other ways. Another “trick” that has been extremely helpful is the 5 second rule. If you think of something in the moment, count down from 5 and just say it. It doesn’t give your brain enough time to defeat you with negative thoughts.

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