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By Coralie Sawruk
How to get your boss to
say "yes" to your ideas
About the author
Coralie Sawruk is a people person at heart
who helps Leaders transform the way their
people work together...
S P E A K C O N F I D E N T L Y
G E T E X E C U T I V E S T O
A S K F O R Y O U R
I N S I G H T S
#1
KNOW YOUR
SUCCESS TRAIL
of B2B buyers
are influenced by
word of-mouth
when making their decisions
91%*
*[Source - USM]
The way PEOPLE SPEAK about
you is as important as the
ACHIEVEMENT itself
Senior Leaders trust High Profiles
GET IT HERE
Find out what Leadership
qualities & behaviours
will get you in their
Inner...
#2
BUILD CREDIBILITY
Expose your critical thinking
Meetings Brainstorms Solution
labs
#3
CHALLENGE
POSITIVELY
of people
who hear about
their strengths
actively engage
61%*
*[Source - Gallup]
Innovative
approach
Connect an
expert
Unexpected
benefit
Suggest an add-on that would
move the main point
from good to gre...
#4
KNOW YOUR
DECISION-MAKERS
PREFERENCES
Wording?
Analytics/Stats?
Visuals?
Detail-oriented?
Big picture?
Presentation or
conversation?
Executive
Summary?
Informal...
#5
IT'S ALL ABOUT
TIMING
- Idries Shah -
Right time,
Right place,
Right people
equals success
#6
GAIN GROUP
ADHESION
Supporters On the fence
Make them
promote
Change
their mind
Answer
objections
Opponents
Prepare behind the scenes
#7
TEST THE WATERS
Can help spot what’s not
clear in your message, and
give a flavour of possible
challenges
Feedback
from mentors
or insiders
#8
COMMUNICATION
ESSENTIALS
Clear
Complete
Correct
7 C's*
*[Source Mindtools]
Concise
Coherent
Concrete
Courteous
R E A D T H I S P O S T
P A Y A V I S I T T O M Y
W E B S I T E
G E T I N T O U C H !
Go deeper...
How to suggest an idea ...
THANK YOU
L E A D B E F O R E Y O U Q U I T
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How to get your boss to say "yes!" to your ideas

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We all have innovative ideas. But between "great thought" and "a done deal" usually stands the senior sphere and its decision-makers.

In this presentation, you'll discover
- how to build trust with your decision-makers
- the way to position your message carefully
- how to create the right conditions to pitch

Related: How to suggest an idea to your boss (and get a “hell yes!”)
Check it there: www.coraliesawruk.com/fresh-ideas/

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How to get your boss to say "yes!" to your ideas

  1. 1. By Coralie Sawruk How to get your boss to say "yes" to your ideas
  2. 2. About the author Coralie Sawruk is a people person at heart who helps Leaders transform the way their people work together. She facilitates cross-generational Leadership transitions and provides Strategic Business Transformation services across the globe. Click and Connect! @ Ibelievetheultimatecompetitiveadvantageismadeoftheright talentsworkinghandinhand.Cheerfully.
  3. 3. S P E A K C O N F I D E N T L Y G E T E X E C U T I V E S T O A S K F O R Y O U R I N S I G H T S
  4. 4. #1 KNOW YOUR SUCCESS TRAIL
  5. 5. of B2B buyers are influenced by word of-mouth when making their decisions 91%* *[Source - USM]
  6. 6. The way PEOPLE SPEAK about you is as important as the ACHIEVEMENT itself
  7. 7. Senior Leaders trust High Profiles GET IT HERE Find out what Leadership qualities & behaviours will get you in their Inner Circles
  8. 8. #2 BUILD CREDIBILITY
  9. 9. Expose your critical thinking Meetings Brainstorms Solution labs
  10. 10. #3 CHALLENGE POSITIVELY
  11. 11. of people who hear about their strengths actively engage 61%* *[Source - Gallup]
  12. 12. Innovative approach Connect an expert Unexpected benefit Suggest an add-on that would move the main point from good to great
  13. 13. #4 KNOW YOUR DECISION-MAKERS PREFERENCES
  14. 14. Wording? Analytics/Stats? Visuals? Detail-oriented? Big picture? Presentation or conversation? Executive Summary? Informal briefing?
  15. 15. #5 IT'S ALL ABOUT TIMING
  16. 16. - Idries Shah - Right time, Right place, Right people equals success
  17. 17. #6 GAIN GROUP ADHESION
  18. 18. Supporters On the fence Make them promote Change their mind Answer objections Opponents Prepare behind the scenes
  19. 19. #7 TEST THE WATERS
  20. 20. Can help spot what’s not clear in your message, and give a flavour of possible challenges Feedback from mentors or insiders
  21. 21. #8 COMMUNICATION ESSENTIALS
  22. 22. Clear Complete Correct 7 C's* *[Source Mindtools] Concise Coherent Concrete Courteous
  23. 23. R E A D T H I S P O S T P A Y A V I S I T T O M Y W E B S I T E G E T I N T O U C H ! Go deeper... How to suggest an idea to your boss (and get a "Hell Yes!") www.coraliesawruk.com
  24. 24. THANK YOU L E A D B E F O R E Y O U Q U I T

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