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Saying the Hard Things: The Power of Speaking Up | Amanda Springob | TEDxUWMilwaukee


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The danger of silence | Clint Smith

We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't, says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.

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How to Say the Hard Things

The Importance of Speaking Up

How conforming to what others want can hold you back.

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Hesitant to Speak Up and Standing Out at Work? Learn to Fix That

Speaking up at work is vital to creating visibility for yourself and really shining in your workplace. At Joel provides details on one of his most requested trainings on this topic, “The Invisible Leaders: How to Find Them and Help Them Shine.”

In this video, Joel emphasizes these points about speaking up and gaining visibility at work:

• Visibility is a prerequisite to career advancement. It’s hard to get promoted when people don’t know who you are or what you do.

• When people refrain from speaking, it’s usually because of a lack of confidence, not competence.

• Standing out more often does involve taking a risk, but it’s not as big of a risk as it feels like.

People often shy away from creating visibility for themselves. A full 80% of Joel’s audience in this video said they have trouble with boosting their own visibility. Why?

The scary thing about standing out is that when we put ourselves in the spotlight, we face the possibility that we might not measure up to expectations. We fear being rejected, failing, or not being liked. It means taking a risk.

We create scenarios in our head in which everything goes wrong, and that gives us a negative perception of ourselves. But none of those things have actually happened. Moreover, everyone will say the wrong thing or make a wrong move at some point—even executives. The truth is that most of the things you say will probably be well received. Don’t let fear of some hypothetical disaster hold you back in your career.

Instead, focus on the talent and energy you have to contribute, and know that ultimately you owe it to others as well as yourself to let yourself really shine. Standing out more at work is a prerequisite to achieving greater success.

Start by increasing your participation in meetings by speaking more often. This will up your confidence, by speaking more often. Each time you speak, make sure you up the tone of your sentences so you are easily heard at the meeting. Speaking more often will make you more known. Sharing ideas with your boss and seeking out coworkers to discuss ideas are also valuable suggestions to gain visibility. The more you do it, the more natural it will feel.

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Say your truths and seek them in others | Elizabeth Lesser

In a lyrical, unexpectedly funny talk about heavy topics such as frayed relationships and the death of a loved one, Elizabeth Lesser describes the healing process of putting aside pride and defensiveness to make way for soul-baring and truth-telling. You don't have to wait for a life-or-death situation to clean up the relationships that matter to you, she says. Be like a new kind of first responder ... the one to take the first courageous step toward the other.

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Speak Up Or Let It Go - Happiness Vlog

Speak up, or let it go. It's not healthy to suppress what bothers us. Watch this! XO

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Why are we so afraid to offend people?

Maybe it’s because we’re really nice and considerate, but perhaps a big part of it is also because we don’t want to be disliked.

This is one the main reasons why we’d feel unhappy about something, yet not say it.

Even something as simple as telling our friend we think it’s not cool that they’re late all the time becomes this difficult task.

This results in us being passive aggressive where we would complain to our friends and family about other people, yet we don’t take the action to actually tell the person how we feel to try change what we’re unhappy about.

It can be anything ranging from telling someone about their procrastination to their impatience or work habits or personal hygiene,

but telling someone something potentially negative isn’t easy because it requires us to come from a place of genuine good intention, calmness and even love.

Often times, we are feeling too aggrieved and charged up when we tell someone what we don’t like about them, and that energy can be felt in the words we say.

Sometimes, we’re not upset at all but just embarrassed… we don’t know how to say no, we don’t know how to exit a conversation we find too long or a situation we feel uncomfortable in. So we just suffer the discomfort.

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Life is too short to judge people or complain about them. If there’s anything we feel strongly about, we can pick up the skills on how to communicate our opinions to someone with in a way that is respectful and with consideration.

Speak up or let it go. These are the only 2 ways that will lead us down the path of being able to be happy, always.

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Getting away from the smoke in our lives means letting go of certain expectations we have about life, our peers, relationships and more. To get more and do more we must demand a certain level of respect and that starts with respecting ourselves enough to say no or leave when necessary even if someone else is uncomfortable or doesn’t like us any more.

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Why You Need To Learn To Speak Up At Work - Jacob Morgan

I constantly hear stories about how people feel they are working for an organization where they feel like they don’t have a voice or where they don’t feel like they can be themselves. It doesn’t have to be this way! We have to learn how to speak up at work.

It is so important for every employee to participate in group conversations, to give feedback to managers, to be honest and to give their opinions and point of view. Not only will it make employees feel heard and appreciated, but it will also help the organization to be the best that it can be.

Many people find it intimidating to speak up at work and to voice their opinions, but the truth is most of the time it will be met with a positive response. Speaking up could bring up issues, challenges or ideas that your managers and coworkers have never considered before. It could spark change or at least start a dialogue.

If for some reason you get a negative response from speaking up, then maybe that isn’t the organization for you and you need to think about making a move. Either way, whether you get a positive or negative response, speaking up is in your best interest. The worst thing you can do for yourself, or your organization, is to just stay quiet and let everything just get shaped around you without having a say.

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Learning to speak up (with grace and ease) can be difficult when fear and doubt are present. There were many times throughout my coaching journey where I could have waived the white flag and considered defeat, but my voice stayed true. I kept asking for help, guidance, and support. I pressed forward with sharing my wisdom and speaking my truth. It was this relentless pursuit of MY TRUTH that is allowing me to experience success. I say allowing me, because each day my journey is just beginning! Each day is a new adventure with new challenges, new lessons and new victories! I have 3 tips on what to do when you fail to use your voice with these 3 reasons.


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What is it?: Building a company culture that invites feedback and criticism, no matter how hard it is to hear it.

How to Speak Up in Meetings.

Speaking up in meetings can increase your visibility at work, but
speaking up may not come naturally to everyone like it didn't with me. If you struggle to offer your thoughts on the spot and think on your feet, you can try a few things. Before the meeting, prepare a few comments or questions so that you know you’ll have something to say. You should also think about your reasons for wanting to speak up in the first place. Ask yourself why you care about the meeting’s topic, and use the answer as inspiration when crafting your comments and questions. During the meeting, when your turn comes, pause and breathe. Doing this can strengthen your voice, helping you to speak with clarity and authority. But remember, saying something just to say something isn’t always a great idea. If you’re speaking up to show off or to offer a comment that would be better expressed one-on-one with someone, it may be better to say nothing.

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