How to stand out in your standup meetings

Standing out in standup meetings is an important skill to have. Use these three sure ways to stand out in your next meeting.

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February 19, 2023
How to stand out in your standup meetings

I’ve attended >1000 standup meetings. As someone sharing updates, many make these mistakes that keep them from standing out:

Sharing what you did and not what business impact it creates:

Sharing how what you did creates a business impact clears two things - gives visibility on core business objectives and makes people look at you as someone who understands what they are doing.

I don’t have enough to share:

You may feel like you didn’t do much but often small efforts add up to big goals. Take pride in what you did and make others see how it adds to the company vision.

Acknowledge other’s effort:

Often we get too self-absorbed in what we have to share blinding us to the good work our peers are doing. Complimenting others shows acknowledgment and helps you build better rapport with your peers.

Pro tip: Have your update written out in advance before your standup meetings so you can be clear and ensure don't miss out on important details.