Do you speak out during meetings?

June 21, 2009 5:02am CST
I notice that most people in Asia prefer to just sit in a meeting for the sake of sitting in. Thus, they normally don't speak out or voice out their opinions during the meeting. They just want it to be over as soon as possible. But I'm not like that. I prefer to observe and contribute but at the same time giving other people a chance to speak. After all, I'm in a meeting in order to contribute, not because I am forced to. What about you? Do you speak out during meetings? Or do you prefer to keep quiet?
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@echomonster (2226)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
21 Jun 09
It depends on the meeting and the people who are there. If your opinion isn't respected and won't be taken seriously, there's little incentive to speak. If, however, your input is valued and you feel like you can really make a difference by sharing your ideas, then you'll speak. Personally, I have a hard time keeping quiet if I have a really great idea, but I'll often hold my tongue if I don't think my input will be welcomed if I don't have something really fantastic to say.
@srganesh (6340)
• India
21 Jun 09
It happens like that because most of the meetings are held for eye wash and they are already decided to reach a specific idea.Nothing will happen if you argue or give out suggestions.And some people are just representatives and their goal is to just fill the seat.Cheers!