EPISODE 019 // 40.25 MIN

Speak up During Meetings, Promote your Positives, & Why That’s Important

In This Episode…

Today our guest is Jeannine Kay, a speaking coach who focuses on helping women find their voice.

We talk about:

  • How to speak up more during meetings and why it’s important
  • How to promote your positives, rather than waiting for recognition
  • The number one thing you can do right now to help advance your career

Why is speaking up during meetings important?


There are lots of us (either now or have been) anxious about speaking up. The thing to remember is that it’s not about perfection, it’s about participation. Whoever hired you as the speaker obviously believes in your abilities. If you get focused on participation as the beginning phase that really helpful.

I’d say also that preparing is a good thing. If you know what’s going to be on the agenda and you can get ready in advance—that can be helpful.

Some people’s issue isn’t always having the trouble figuring out what to say, but how to be more concise. But, for the people who are reluctant to speak up there is a tool that’s really useful…

Download the quick notes to learn more about the importance of speaking up, how to reappraise anxiety as excitement, and some tips on how to participate and progress.


Jeannine Kay, the founder of Giving Voice, is a speaking coach who focuses on helping women find their voice.

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