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How to present new ideas without making others hate you

You know what it's like - everything new is crap at most companies, but you are a person who wants lots of things and have loads of great ideas. So, you want things to happen, but- you're also afraid that your ideas will be shot down by mere routine.

So how do you present new ideas without getting too many negative comments?
The key lies in how you present your ideas ...

Do this next time:

Come up with a solution
Don't approach the situation as a problem. The word ”problem” itself creates negative emotions. Please refer to the situation as just ”the situation” or talk about ”opportunities”. There are so many that will start with gratuitous whining, but in the next minute they will tell you what they can do about it.
The master key to bringing in new ideas is to come up with solutions.

Keep a positive tone
One thing you should always remember is that most people like new ideas and opinions when they are presented in a positive manner. A person approaching the boss with a sincere desire to improve the situation is usually welcome (unless the boss is an idiot). But to show up with an idea, full of arrogance and selfishness is counterproductive. Never promote your ideas in such a way, because it doesn't matter if it's the only possible solution - no one wants to listen to you anyway.

That's how simple it can be!

About the author

Stefan Ekberg has worked in marketing for small business for 20 years and has written around 30 books on how small business owners can market themselves with limited resources. . In 2012 Stefan was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year in Stockholm.

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