Framing your message in the right way is the best way to get your point across when communicating with colleagues, says Harvard Business Review.
“To capture any audience’s attention, you must frame your message properly. Whether you’re making a presentation, composing an e-mail, or talking with your boss, here’s how to convey your idea:
Start with what you want
Busy colleagues don’t want to wait for the punchline. Provide the most important information up front.
Explain the complication
Give the specific reason for your message. What prompted you to deliver it?
Connect to the big picture
Explain why your audience should care. Point out what is relevant to them and how it links to their goals.
End with a call to action
Once you’ve set the context, reiterate what you need.”