Inspirational Women Of the Speaking Circuit: IBM Vice President Victoria Pelletier On The Five Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Speaker
Learn from the constructive criticism. Given my origin story, I was a bit sensitive to constructive criticism at the beginning of my professional life. I have learned that true constructive criticism — emphasis on constructive — is immensely valuable. Listen to what is being said about your performance. Ask follow-up questions if you feel comfortable doing so. Make a growth plan based on what you hear. Remember, those who are most supportive of you as a person and a professional, are the ones most likely to evaluate your work and offer helpful feedback.