Better Messages Podcast: Communication Skills for Workplace Communication
About This Show
The Better Messages Podcast is about how everyday workers can solve their workplace problems through communication. We invite regular employees on the show from all different kinds of industries to talk about their personal communication challenges, and what works for them. We also feature experts to bring in even more in-depth discussion on the workplace communication skills that lead to real results.
Most Recent Episode
BMP 003: How to Pitch Your Awesome Idea to Your Boss
Jan 15 15
If you're an engaged employee, you probably have lots of really sweet ideas that you've thought: "This would be really cool to have here at x company." If you've had the desire to share that idea with your company, and then:
a) Wondered if it would actually work for your workplace?
b) Been afraid how your boss would react?
c) Felt unsure of how to bring it up to your boss?
d) Felt 100% positive your idea was awesome - and wanted to share it with your boss?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this episode is for you. It's short, sweet, and to the point. We talk about how to pitch your idea to your boss.
Your ideas deserve to be heard - why not share them with your boss in a smart way? Tune in - we've gotcha covered!
We outline 4 steps to help you pitch your idea to your boss:
Framing your idea - with your leader's perspective in mind, i.e. knowing WHO your audience is
Knowing your idea's value proposition - or HOW your idea will add value
Why you need to SHOW your boss your idea
The importance of timing WHEN you share your idea
If all (or none) of these things worked when sharing your awesome ideas with your boss – or the circumstances just didn’t match today’s workplace wisdom – please leave a comment below!
- Danny from Miami