Being optimistic and owning up to errors; accepting the critiquing as an area of improvement, will only enhance your thirst for knowledge and teach you techniques to do more work in lesser time in the near future.
Your body language during the assessment, the level of enthusiasm in your voice while presenting, the amount of passion and dedication towards your job are all accounted for in gauging your area of work interest and future scope of work success.
Silence is not always golden, take initiative.
If during a meeting an idea strikes you, run it by the team. Brainstorming and group discussions help bring out the best and mold an idea, and that requires an equal amount of participation from every member in the team.
Done with the appraisals, now rest.
Do not let your grip on the work front slip once the appraisals are over. Adhering to timelines and meeting deadlines is equally vital throughout, as the end of one financial year is the beginning of another.
Employees are the driving force of an organization and hence it becomes the solemn duty of each and every one, to strike the right chords between Work and Personal Life to make appraisal at the end of the year, a fun task !