I gave a friend some feedback on his facilitation style recently. I suggested the he “introduce new ideas really well and stuff.” Great advice, but perhaps not very specific or useful.
Then I ran a facilitation related course and gave people feedback on, among other things, presenting ideas to the team. There seemed to be a pattern where people were passionate about what they were saying, but not clear on exactly how to say it.
So what does “introducing new ideas really well and stuff” entail?
Firstly, passion and authenticity count. But there are also some basic mechanical steps that you can take to structure a message so that you are clear on what you want to say and the audience is more likely to take it in.