- You need to explain the inspiration for the idea, decision etc
- Give a general theme of what it is about
- The desired outcome
Most people start and end with (2). People need more, they need you to frame the decision or idea so that they can understand....they might not agree ....but they can understand how you came to this conclusion. This works well when you are presenting to management as well. You never have to be 100% certain - helps if you are not when it is an idea, as people can then add to it - but you do have to be clear with your communication. If not people will fill in the blanks themselves which is dangerous.
Finally,I loved this quote from Steve Henthorn"Learn from the past. Look to the future. Live in the present." Are you living life to the full now....and thinking about your future ?