Know when to remain Silent in Meetings

  • Speaking merely to show off how much you know will fail to create a lasting good impression. In such scenarios, it is wise to choose silence and reflect on the possible consequences of your words.
  • Allow conversations to naturally progress and wait patiently for your time to come. An attempt to interrupt the flow of discussions could backfire on your intentions.
  • Prompting answers to your teammates in a meeting may unknowingly obstruct their flow of thought and prevent them from expressing their views. No matter how tempting it may seem, kindly stop yourself from doing this.
  • Leadership is about encouraging others to find their own solution. Hence, allowing them to speak up in their normal course will build up their confidence.
  • Discussing difficult topics in a group can offend or get people on defensive mode. Such sensitive issues can be better addressed or solved in private.
  • This also applies to email trails. Ask yourself, ‘Can this be better off if sent privately?’ before hitting the reply all button.

Chirantan Joshi is the co-founder of the E-Movers group based in Dubai and is an avid proponent of business networking. Corporate Connections UAE is his act.

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Chirantan Joshi

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Chirantan Joshi is the co-founder of the E-Movers group based in Dubai and is an avid proponent of business networking. Corporate Connections UAE is his act.

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