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  • The Introvert’s Ultimate Guide to Speaking Up in Meetings April 13, 2018
    Speaking up in meetings is a useful thing to do both for your career and for your personal growth. From your career’s point of view, research has shown that people who speak up early and often are seen as leaders – get this – even when they are wrong (the experiment involved solving a maths […]
    Olivia Mitchell
  • How to handle feedback that makes you go “Ouch!” March 29, 2018
    I’ve done it, and if you’ve ever got a stack of feedback forms after a presentation, you’ve probably done it. You go through all the feedback forms ignoring the “Great job” “Learnt a lot” comments and go straight for the form that declares: “That was a load of mumbo jumbo”. And then you flagellate yourself. […]
    Olivia Mitchell
  • How to prepare for your Q&A session March 13, 2018
    In 2001, I was a candidate for the Green Party in New Zealand. I spent a ton of time preparing for the “Meet the Candidate” meetings. But I didn’t spend most of my time on planning my presentation. I spent most of my time preparing for the Q&A. I knew this would be the most […]
    Olivia Mitchell
  • Be inspired by these two women February 21, 2018
    Shonda Rhimes is the creator of award-winning TV shows, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. Like many introverts, her safe space was sitting in her office writing. She turned down most speaking engagements and when she couldn’t get out of it … “I was a walking panic attack. My stage fright was so complete and overwhelming that […]
    Olivia Mitchell



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