Effective communication is the difference between great ideas and making a great solution:
- Know your audience and align your presentation appropriately.
- Don't over explain or sell an idea.
- Probe before you present. There is little value in communicating on areas they have no interest in.
- Identify what your audience value in your work and approach it from that angle.
- Be aware that audience bias may be the problem and be prepared to network or have someone else present it for you.
Hope this helps,
Mike recommends the following next steps:
- example: How you present you or your work involves all forms of communication. If you want to connect with others, find out what matters to them first, then do the Three A's: Knowledge, Align and Assure with relatable but brief examples of your experience that invite them to keep sharing.
- If appropriate, always end emails with a relevant open ended question to your desired outcome. Always "Probe on purpose for a purpose".
- A good place to start is proof reading your written communication. I had to read your question a few times to ensure I understood it's intent. A "wise man" named Dave Grohl once said "Don't bore us, get to the chorus" ;)