Today's advice comes from Chitra Narasimhan, managing director at Citi Ventures.
今天MBA小课堂的嘉宾是来自于花旗集团的常务董事Chitra Narasimhan:

"Championing ideas with teamsis one of the things that we do at Citi Ventures. First and foremost, believe in your idea. If you don't believe in it, others are not going to believe in it either."
“我们在花旗集团会做一件事情,那就是在团队中进行创意比赛。 首先,也是最重要的,就是要相信自己的创意。如果你自己都不相信自己的想法,那么其他人也不会相信。”

Before presenting an idea to clients or fellow employees, you have to have a strong belief in them. Regardless of how presentable and prepared you may be, it's easy for others to see whether or not you're fully invested in your mission.

Narasimhan also advises individuals to "know your audience" and to deliver a pitch with passion and optimism. Spread a message that motivates you and be ready to address any concerns with confidence.

"If you go to a team with a fully baked idea, they're going to tell you what's wrong with it; make them part of the design process, and build support along the way. And most importantly, don't forget the big picture: It's easy to get caught up in the details, but don't forget why you thought the idea was good in the first place."