Participating in a meeting can seem like a pretty scary thing to do, especially if you are not a native English speaker. Sometimes you are asked to give your opinion on a range of topics, and this can cause some people to freeze, mumble or speak quickly making no sense at all.
The worst part of not being able to give your opinion clearly is that you don’t get the respect or credit that you deserve. I mean, imagine this, you are the expert in your company of a given topic and because you can’t confidently give your opinion then your opinion is ignored, and your expertise wasted.
This is incredibly frustrating, but I know exactly how you feel. Making people understand your opinion is an essential business skill.
If you struggle with giving your opinion, then in today’s episode you will be learning all the tips and tricks to give your opinion in three important ways. Firstly, I will teach you to give a strong opinion when you are very convinced of something. Secondly, I will show you how to give a neutral or standard opinion and finally, I will show you how to give a tentative opinion.
In the last part of the episode I will also give you some expressions to also help you ask others for their opinion. This will be a big help when keeping the meeting moving and making sure you don’t do all the talking.
Remember, take note regarding tentative opinions. This is an important skill to have, you don’t want to give your opinion on something that you are not 100% sure about.
So, with that being said let’s dive into today’s episode.