It’s easy to feel defeated when your ideas are getting overlooked at work. And it’s even worse if your contributions get passed off as someone else’s! When you feel like you’re hitting a wall during team meetings, don’t stay silent. This is the perfect time to be an advocate for yourself.

Knowing how to navigate these situations can sound tricky at first, but with a few key phrases, you can help carry the conversation to a productive end. You just have to reignite your idea with some follow-up questions.

Not sure where to start? Don’t worry! I’ve got some great scripts to help you out. If you can keep calm and get assertive, you’re sure to get people to listen—and actually engage—with your contributions.

After you check out this video, head on down to the comments section. I’d love to hear your thoughts on how you advocate for yourself during team meetings. Are there certain scripts you use in your life to make sure you’re heard at work?

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