Selling Your Ideas: Have More Influence

This month the topic in my Executive Mentoring Group is: Selling Your ideas.

In my own career, as well as in observing the careers of others, I have found that the ability to communicate your ideas well matters a lot to standing out, getting promoted, and getting access to resources.

The good news is that you don’t have to be a gifted speaker to be compelling when you present your ideas. You just need to invest in understanding your platform and audience — and to be prepared.

I created a webinar with lots of practical advice for how anyone can more effectively sell their ideas to get them acted on and have more influence.

You can see a quick preview here:

In this webinar I talked about how to:

  • Build credibility to put yourself in a better position to sell your ideas
  • Be more motivating to tapping into what people should Fear or Desire
  • Be more relevant so you can get people to personally care about your topic
  • Don’t bury the lead – communicate to inspire action
  • The difference between Performing and Presenting – how to truly engage people

Watch the Webinar

Members, this webinar is already in your Member Library. Just login to watch.

If you are not a member and you want to watch this webinar you have two choices.

1. Free Trial Membership

You can start a free trial membership. You’ll get access to this Webinar+Executive Playbook and a lot more stuff.

  • Start a free trial to my Executive Mentoring Group
  • 2. Purchase this one Webinar

    If you are not interested in a membership but want access to this one webinar, you can purchase it separately.

  • Purchase this one Webinar/Executive Playbook
  • See what’s in the Webinar/Playbook
  • Change to the live webinar broadcast

    For a while now, I have been doing a live webinar broadcast each month based on the current topic in my Executive Mentoring Group program.

    Moving forward, the live broadcasts will occur every other month.


    Don’t worry, you won’t lose anything. You’ll still get access the new Webinar+Playbook topic each month along with the email communications and action planning, just like before.


    If you don’t want to miss any topics, you can become a member and you’ll get access to the all the webinars + playbooks.

    Why not start a free trial?

    It’s worth taking some time to reflect on how you can best position yourself to sell your ideas, build your credibility and have more impact. I know you’ll get some practical ideas in this free trial.

    Coaching with Me

    Also in your free trial period, you’ll get invite to two group coaching sessions where you can ask me your own questions.

    See what’s in the free trial

    Enjoy the free stuff.
    Cancel any time.
    No Risk.

    What exactly is an Executive Playbook?

    The Executive Playbook adds practical resources to the webinar. The playbook also contains Q&A and a 4-step action planning guide (along with worksheets) to help you put the ideas into action in your own unique situation.

    Next Topics

    Next Member Topic: August 1: Negotiating Your Budget (no live broadcast)

    Next Live Broadcast: There will be a live broadcast later this month to kick off the September 1 topic on: on our next topic of Managing Your Own Performance.

    You’ll get an invitation on that one later.

    If you start a free trial for 30 days, you’ll get access to the webinar/playbook on Selling Your Ideas AND also the one on Negotiating Your Budget when it comes on line next month.

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    Patty Azzarello

    Patty is available to speak at your company, annual meeting, or customer event. She can also deliver a custom workshop on Leadership or Strategy Execution for your leadership team. Contact Patty.

    Or if you would like some personal help on your own professioal development, check out her Executive Mentoring Group. It’s filled with insights, resources and support to build your executive confidence, advance your career, and includes direct mentoring from Patty.


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    Patty Azzarello is an executive, best-selling author, speaker and CEO/Business Advisor. She became the youngest general manager at HP at the age of 33, ran a billion dollar software business at 35 and became a CEO for the first time at 38 (all without turning into a self-centered, miserable jerk)

    You can find Patty at, follow her on twitter or Facebook, or read her books RISE and MOVE.

    The cost difference between OK and GREAT
    Becoming a more compelling speaker