How to Participate Confidently in Business Meetings
Attending meetings is an everyday part of business, but when those meetings are not in your native language then they can cause you to get stressed, worry or lack confidence.
If you are like most people who work internationally, then your meetings are in English, you are working with an international team and in many cases your colleagues are native English speakers.
I’m not sure if this happens to you, but most of my students wish they could participate with more confidence and show their colleagues everything they know. I mean, you have years of experience, you are an expert in your field, but because of your spoken English you just don’t feel you have the confidence to express yourself well.
Trust me, this feeling SUCKS! But, in reality it is just your perception, I mean, planning a successful meeting where you need to speak is not as difficult as you might think. The key is to incorporate the following strategies in order to run effective meetings in English.