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Sharpen your business communication skills with this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Performance review
- Calm demeanor
Prepare in advance
Prepare for the review in advance. Take notes on your achievements during the year and jot down compliments from your manager or customers that set you apart from your colleagues.
Learn the reason for the review
Learn your company's reason for giving reviews. Knowing what to expect will help ease any jitters you may have.
Smile -- it will help you relax and encourage your boss to stay positive.
Voice your expectations
Voice your opinions and expectations. If you feel you deserve a raise or a promotion, ask for one.
Keep an open mind
Keep an open mind. Do not take negative comments too personally. This is your opportunity to see how other perceive you and work.
Keep calm -- don't respond with feelings of anger. Wait to address any issues that spark a nerve. Prepare your case to defend against negative comments with examples of ways you overcame the issues and learned from the situation.
Arrange a follow-up meeting with your boss to conclude any open-ended issues. Show your boss you care about the company and your position in it.