Sorry... you go ahead. The art of making space and claiming space in meetings

In a lot of the meetings I’ve attended, a few voices have been heard over all the others. It can often be a text book example of the 80/20 rule, and now that a lot more meetings are remote it has made this gap all the more obvious.

There are usually a few things at play; power dynamics, confidence (or privilege) and engagement are all factors. But how can we make space for voices that might be overlooked to be recognised? And how can you comfortably make sure your thoughts are heard in situation where the discourse is ploughing forward like a steam train?

In this talk I’ll talk through the things you can do, whether you are running or participating in a meeting, to balance things out and make space for more perspectives and ideas.



Jemma Bolland

Jemma runs operations, people and finance at The Scale Factory. She has 15+ years’ experience in operational, strategic and marketing roles with start-ups and SMEs in the UK and Australia. She has a ...