{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "I’m very awkward in meetings and over the phone. I worry this will hinder future growth.", "post_id": "5a720c19d2a94b001308ad13", "reply_count": 8, "vote_count": 1, "bowl_id": "58fb054610195e00119fd4a1", "bowl_name": "Advertising Confessions", "feed_type": "bowl" }
null

I’m very awkward in meetings and over the phone. I worry this will hinder future growth.

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Practice really helps you get used to it. I usually have my junior team members run through things with me before any meetings/calls as this is a common fear with analysts and it gives them a bit more confidence. Can you ask your manager or more senior colleague to do the same?

likesmart

Def a good idea :)

like

It will. Practice and get comfortable. Corny as it sounds, public speaking courses and workshops help.

like

You can get past awkward. Just listen to and watch other people. People like listeners. Don’t worry about yourself. See what people react to. Mostly it’s just listening and supporting and then telling a joke here and there once they like you.

If you’re getting dead air or dropping information that gets a bad reaction maybe you’re giving too much info or saying it too early. Let people talk themselves out. You can correct any detail once people are done saying all they need to say

like

Just get the reps in. #ItGetsBetter

Don't worry about being awkward. Just focus on telling a good story/making compelling points. Analysts aren't expected to be great presenters. Focus on the content rather than on yourself, be sincere, and you'll be fine. Awkward can be endearing.

@SVP/Creative Strategy way to comment on something you clearly know nothing about. Analysts are expected to be strong presenters, we frequently have to explain complex statististical techniques in simple terms. Not as straight forward as you might assume

Additional Posts in Advertising Confessions

Other than searching Redfin/Zillow any tips for finding investment properties with the tenant already in place? Thanks!

like

I got my H1B a year ago and transfer out of the US now. Is it possible to reactivate my H1B within the 6 yrs it’s valid with a different employer, or am I loosing it all by leaving the US now?

like

Being from a Protestant background, my celebrated holiday is Christmas, and I don’t have experience in celebrating others. Some of my colleagues celebrate Hanukkah, and I’d like to give them gifts in a way that is comfortable to them, but I’m not sure what that is. Anyone have experience with how I might do this? Am I overthinking this?

like

Men of Fishbowl,

What is the nicest way to break up with a guy?
If a girl is leaving you. How would you like her to do it?

I use more of the gradual.. weaning approach, but I’m wondering if there are better/friendlier strategies.

Ladies,
I’m open to inputs, if you have had a successful breakup.

like
like

Looking for opportunities in Oracle identity manager (identity and access management)
Currently serving notice period lwd is 1 june... Please let me know if any opportunities there for OIM in big 4.
Yoe : 3 yrs
Skills oim 11gr2ps2
Db : Oracle sql

like
like

How much do campus recruiters typically make?

like

What’s the hottest skill in IAM these days? PAM?

like

Did anyone manage to get some mosquito bites or sunburns this weekend? If so, congratulations. I'm proud of you. Have any stories to share about time away from work?

like

So... Thinking about buying a house to use as Airbnb. Would also like to use the house on occasion (2wks/yr), would mostly be a rental property. 2nd home mortgage possible? Or only investment? Can't seem to find a straight answer anywhere. Posted here bc $$$$$$

like

What are the best/better areas of Life Sciences supply chain to focus on developing a niche/expertise?

like

Is this what conservatives mean when they say, “Make America Great Again”? 🙄

Post Photo
likefunny

OK guys, need to head to ATL this weekend. Was hoping to stay at the St Regis and it's TOTALLY BOOKED OUT! what's a close second for area and hotel? Thanks in advance!

like

If anyone is open to offering referrals, please dm me (or just let me know to dm you). I am going down a really dark path because of my current job and am desperately looking for a change. Help a girl out if you can!! Thanks 😊

Looking for Data Analyst/ Data scientist/Date Engineer/ Software Engineer profiles

like

What’s the SpaceX astronaut wearing? Sorry for the bad quality pic

Post Photo
like
smartlikefunnyhelpfuluplifting

How does a corporate card work? For example, if I’m charging something related to company expenses on my corporate card, what do I do next?

like
like

Is Deloitte worth to join?

SAP ABAP
YOE- 3.6

FIXED 13LPA and 1L JB..

Please share your thoughts.

I also have an offer from TietoEVRY and they are offering me 12.5 fixed.

like

Additional Posts (overall)

I’m an agnostic, vegan and bisexual dude. No one at work has a clue for very obvious reasons. I’m so sure I’ll get shit for it. It feels like we should be way past worrying about stuff like this no?

like

Reported a code of conduct violation for an exec, had 3x corroborating firsthand accounts. The person in question is still off scot free. We say we’re changing as an industry but we are clearly not.

like

If you call yourself a unicorn while I’m interviewing you then from that point forward the interview is over.

likefunnyupliftingsmart

Sometimes I sit at my desk with a throbbing hardon

like

I listen to motivational speakers on YouTube just to get through the morning

likefunny

Someone stole my lunch. I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don't have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills.

likefunny

Glad my company reimbursed my $12.80 expense but is leaving my $3,500 expenses unpaid

likefunny

If my agency wants me back in the office, can I tell them that I’m not planning to get vaccinated (for personal reasons) even if that’s a lie, and would that work?

likefunny

This person with a vocal fry is now using a headset mic for virtual meetings. Somebody kill me.

funnylikeupliftingsmart

I’m about to turn 29 soon and I’ve never been in love or in a long term relationship. I count my blessings with friends, family, and some really cool traveling experiences. But I’ve never shared that with a partner, and I feel as though that may never happen 😔 average looking female, but have built up walls from grief/loss of deceased loved ones.

likeuplifting

I’m pretty sure I could not show up at work for at least a week and probably two weeks and no one would notice.

like

I sometimes feel like my work is mostly to impress other ad creatives and entertain people from the non-creative world with ownable big ideas. None of my friends even know about Cannes Lions.

like

I’m almost 40 and have given too much of myself to this job.

like

TV perfume ads w/ famous actresses set in exotic European locales w/ an obscure narrative and zero dialogue until a trite end tagline... The most blowhardy, expensive POS ads still in existence?

likefunny

Proud Confession: I still haven’t updated to Apple’s lousy iOS 13 from September. It has now been replaced with its 7th failed update, iOS 13.2.3... Sorry ‘lil buddy. It’s not me, it’s you...

like

Got reached out to (and now interviewing) at a place I kind of like, but i haven’t been really looking to leave where I am. That said, now I kind of want to apply to another opening or two. Does the application bug bite like that normally or should I chill out?

like

I’m working at a solid in-house agency; doing very solid work; feeling creatively fulfilled; getting out at 6pm most days....still kinda feel like I’m missing out on the agency world.

like

My entire team was promoted. I was not. I was just as valuable as the rest but wasn’t as confident or outspoken. I’m pretty pissed off.

like

On Sunday I was at Berghain in Berlin, where I saw and did “things". It’s now Monday, and I’m at work in New York.

likeuplifting

I found out today that someone I used to hookup with is going to be joining the company when we come back from holiday and might report into me. How should I deal with this?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Already have an account? Log in

New to Fishbowl?

image with Fishbowl logo and arms reaching out for a handshake

Already have an account? Log in

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Messaging rates may apply

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal