While we go through our careers, we have lots of days that are more or less similar: meetings, discussions, and emails. But sometimes there are spotlight moments. You can be in a meeting with various senior people or work with new clients that is really critical. You have a meeting that will make it or break it. Very often these kinds of meetings come with some kind of warning. You e.g. know you need to defend your case in front of a committee and it will be a tough discussion.

One of the toughest discussions you can be in as a statistician is a GBA hearing in Germany. During this meeting, you can make or break the launch of a new product or indication in Germany with consequences for Europe and beyond. As a statistician, you’re here in a high-stakes discussion.

In this episode, I’ll be giving you some tips on what can you do to be prepared for it:
  1. Know your data inside-out
  2. Know the set-up
  3. Know the stakeholders
  4. Know the written and unwritten rules
  5. Have a very clear goal
  6. Display confidence

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