How to Get Your Ideas Approved
By: Mike Figliuolo
Skill Level: Appropriate for all
Duration: 1h 59m
Released: Aug 11, 2016
Pitching a big idea can be a daunting prospect if you’re unsure where to start. Gathering data and presenting facts isn’t always sufficient. Leadership consultant Mike Figliuolo knows how to help you turn the ideas in your head into clear and compelling proposals. His Structured Thought and Communication method is designed to help you clearly articulate the value of your big idea and align it with the needs of stakeholders. While going through the method, you’ll get to see how to build an architecture for your idea, create a story that highlights the benefits of your idea, and identify the data that helps prove the value of your idea. By the end of this course, you’ll be ready to define, test, and communicate your idea to get the support and buy-in you seek. This course is based on Mike’s highly successful Structured Thought and Communication instructor-led training and his book, The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved.
- Using the Structured Thought and Communication method
- Selecting an architecture style for your idea
- Testing your idea
- Refining your idea into a story
- Identifying the required facts
- Proving and disproving hypotheses
- Choosing a communication format
- Finalizing your presentation
- 1. Structured Thought Method
- 2. Questions and Answers
- 3. Architecture
- 4. The Story
- 5. Facts and Analysis
- 6. Finalizing the Communication
Former McKinsey consultant and executive Mike Figliuolo trains leaders on critical business skills.
Mike Figliuolo is the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services training firm specializing in leadership development. He is a nationally recognized speaker and blogger on topics of leadership, communications, decision-making, problem solving, and other critical business skills. An honor graduate from West Point, Mike served in the US Army as a combat arms officer. Before founding his own company, he was an assistant professor at Duke University, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (www.onepieceofpaper.com) and Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (www.leadinsidethebox.com). Mike’s blog and the programs he teaches can be found at www.thoughtleadersllc.com.