It is not what you say, but the way that you say it...a cliché? Virtual meetings over the past 18 months have established their own etiquette. It can be challenging to find a gap in the conversation to make your point-it is not just the point that will be evaluated by colleagues but also the way that it is made. Interrupting others or having an individual conversation within a wider meeting tends not to be well received.
This article provides useful strategies for being heard while not speaking over others in virtual meetings.
Our leadership readiness is measured in part by our willingness to speak up in meetings. In the absence of in-person opportunities, how we engage with others in a virtual environment is the primary driver of our relationships, professional or otherwise.