NITHY works in meetings too

NITHY works in meetings too

The concept of NITHY (New Information That Helps You) headlines to get someone’s attention can work in meetings too. Especially when it’s hard to get a word in edgewise. Just distill what you want to say into a headline. When you find that small gap in the dialog, you just insert the headline.

If it’s powerful enough, then even if someone else speaks at the same time, your comment will be the one people will respond to. In my experience, you’ll know when you’ve been successful because the eyes in the room will turn toward you, giving you the floor. Even if it doesn’t happen right away, I’ve had the meeting owner come back to me later and ask me to elaborate.