One of the issues a lot of women battle with when speaking around a meeting table is speaking too softly. It seems that more dominant people get more air time.
- Be aware of personality differences - extroverts like to do their "thinking" by talking about it. That makes them seem more dominant.
- Also, men naturally have louder voices than women. This makes it harder to make yourself heard when you want to share an idea or opinion.
One solution is to use confident body language:
- i.e. Make sure that your hands are visible
- Sit in an upright posture
- Use good eye contact
Also, train your voice to project well and clear. Let me guide you to use breathing exercises to strengthen your voice and then to project your voice to the ceiling, as a way to learn to speak with confidence and power! Enjoy!