9 tips for thinking on your feet when you're put on the spot at work
April 12, 2016 - Uncategorized
The thought of speaking up when you weren’t expecting to contribute to the conversation is terrifying. It’s one thing to prepare to lead a discussion in a team meeting or to plan what you’re going to say to your department at your monthly update gathering; it’s a whole other thing to think on your feet and offer a response in an impromptu setting. Consider it another form of problem-solving.
Unfortunately, even if you’re someone who thrives on advance preparation, the truth is, there’ll be plenty of times in your career when you don’t have a thought-out, pre-planned answer, when the situation doesn’t lend itself to your giving a rehearsed speechExpert career coaches to the rescue! Read more…