A third to half of professionals are introverts, but the workplace is still disproportionately optimized for extroverts. This video takes you through how to speak up in a way that feels true to you.
- I'm an introvert, and maybe you are too. … In fact, studies show … that somewhere between a third … and half of people are introverts, … but the workplace is still disproportionately optimized … for extroverts. … After all, in most work environments, … the people who get rewarded are the ones … who constantly speak up in meetings, … who network all the time and go to the office happy hour, … and can't seem to get enough of socializing. … That's great for them, … but if that's not your nature, and it's certainly not mine, … what can you do? … You've probably tried faking it … and forcing yourself to act like an extrovert. … Don't do that anymore. It's miserable. … Here's what to try instead, … and how to speak up in a way that feels true to you. … First, understand that being an introvert isn't a pass … to avoid speaking up. … Oh, I can't do that, I'm an introvert. … That's just an excuse. … But what you can do is start making a conscious effort … to play to your strengths. … A major area where this comes up at work is in meetings, …
- Determine the most appropriate form of communication in a business situation.
- Identify instances in which one mode of communication is preferable to another mode.
- Explain the process involved in interpreting nonverbal cues.
- Define terminology relating to interpersonal communication.
- Distinguish between various communication approaches with individuals from other cultures.
- Describe the factors that underlie interruptions during business meetings.
- Examine the most appropriate ways to accept criticism.