Friday, May 8, 2009
NO ROOM FOR WALLFLOWERS HERE-Speak Up
If you are going to survive the CAREER BATTLE YOU CANNOT BE A WALLFLOWER. You are new to the job but you can't be timid. You can't be obnoxious but it is probably worse to be timid. You have to SPEAK UP! You must be noticed. It may be true that you are new and feel intimidated by how little you know(we have all been there) but there are two times when you can be an active paricipant in any business discussion 1. When YOU ARE WELL VERSED IN THE SUBJECT AT HAND 2. WHEN YOU ARE NOT WELL VERSED IN THE SUBJECT AT HAND Always take the opportunity to display your knowledge. Agree with other participants. Share different perspectives(respectfully).Answer questions asked by participants. Just as important as displaying your knowledge be sure to ASK QUESTIONS WHEN YOU DO NOT HAVE HAVE A KNOWLEDGE BASE> People will be impressed with your courage and confidence. AND you will LEARN and GROW. REMEMBER JUST DON'T SIT THERE! YOU DON'T WANT TO BECOME INVISIBLE!