It is normal that, you may only get the chance to speak to the microphone or have a place at the table when you are perceived/have become successful.
Among others, the goal(opportunity) is to get you to tell your success story – yes, your story.
But simply telling your story is not enough.
So, when you get the chance;
– Speak to why others may need help
– Why you failed so many times, succeeding once
– Why you are still work-in-progress and need support among others.
When you get the chance, be real – that’s how you influence others.