7 Reasons Why People Don’t Listen to You in Meetings

Do you know why people don’t listen to you in meetings? In business meetings, it can be difficult to get people to listen to you when you speak. 

If the room is crowded and if there are a number of people who are trying to get talking space, it can be very challenging to jump into the conversation and hold everyone’s attention.

People might interrupt you. They might talk over. And it’s likely the conversation gets taken away.

Why does this happen?

Why Do People Ignore You in Meetings?

You have great ideas and want to share those ideas. But nobody will listen to you.

This is a common dilemma for emerging leaders who are introverted, shy, or passive communicators. 

You may have experience where people keep interrupting you. Where people talk over you. They prevent you from sharing your great ideas.

The reason this happens often comes down to your communication style. And it’s likely that you’re making some communication mistakes that are leading to this.

If you want to get people to listen to you in meetings or find out reasons why people don’t listen to you, then you need to watch this video below. I share 7 reasons why people don’t listen to you in meetings.

Timestamps for “Why People Don’t Listen to You in Meetings”

Below are the timestamps so you can jump to the section that interests you the most:

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 00:34 Identify why it’s happening
  • 01:02 You let them interrupt you
  • 02:14 You sound uncertain of weak
  • 03:09 You ramble
  • 04:05 You’ve let them interrupt you before
  • 04:56 You over explain
  • 06:02 You don’t use confident body language
  • 07:10 You lack confidence
  • 08:01 Final message about getting people to listen to you in meetings

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Kara Ronin is the founder of Executive Impressions. She is an executive coach who specialises in leadership presence, social skills and business etiquette. She is also the creator of Bestselling Udemy course, Business Etiquette 101. Kara’s advice and unique perspectives have been featured in Time Inc., Business Insider, Ignites Europe (a Financial Times Service), The Muse, The Local France, The West Australian, and more. Kara works regularly with lawyers, investment bankers, and finance professionals to help them build presence, authority and influence in business. Get Kara's insights delivered straight to your inbox