According to Forbes, persuasion is a “top leadership and communication skill.” In order to persuade others and encourage real change, you need to learn how to present and explain your ideas in a way that’s easy for your audience to understand and digest.
Reflect on how to bring a problem and solution to your meeting
Learning how to bring a problem and solution is fundamental in developing and honing your communication skills. Start by simply taking a moment to reflect.
Do you come with problems or solutions?
Exercises to help you come in with a problem and solution
Now, it's time to put your reflection into action. Finding opportunities to implement your communication skills can allow you to bring a problem and solution to your meeting.
- Clearly state the problem at hand to your team. Be clear, concise, and succinct when providing context to the issue.
- Research alternative ways to combat the issue. Do your due diligence by covering all possible implications and anticipating questions from your team.
- Provide your recommended proposals to your team. Present the top 3 choices and consider: “Here are the 3 options we have. I recommend going with the last one because…”
Additional resources to help you bring a problem and solution
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