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Episode from the podcastThe Career Rx Podcast for Doctors

#77 - Tips for Speaking with Executive Presence

Released Tuesday, 7th September 2021
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Should you speak up in meetings? How do you speak confidently in meetings, or get over your fear of talking in meetings? Many aspiring leaders hesitate to speak up in work meetings, afraid of not having the right thing to say. And yet, your professional visibility and perceived leadership potential depends on this. 
If you know your thought leadership could use a boost, this episode is for you.
In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:
  • Presenting the right information at the right time
  • How to deliver uncomfortable information smoothly
  • What to do when you don’t have the answer
Today’s episode covers seven tips for speaking up with executive presence that you'll be able to apply to your professional circumstances, no matter your career. This is inspired by a group session at one of my regular Women Physicians in Pharma networking chats, and I’ve curated the best advice right here to share with you. 
By the end of this episode, you’ll know how to speak up in a way that enhances your leadership, have the confidence to speak up so that you’re both recognized and respected, and be ready for the mindset shift that you don’t actually need all the answers.
In this Episode: 
[1:10] Why are you in the room in the first place? Anchor on this...
[4:50] Tell people what they need to know (not everything YOU know)
[5:23] What to say when you actually don’t know the answer
[7:45] Smart ways to deliver a dissenting or unpopular opinion
[10:55] Nix the apology! Often used as a transitional phrase, but leaders never do this
[14:15] Connecting the conversation to the bigger picture may be the best tactic
Links and Resources: 
Want to join the Women Physicians in Industry Networking Group? Start here.