Hello. How was the marketing meeting?
Hi. It was awful. I think I put forward some great ideas, but none of them were accepted.
I’m surprised to hear that. I thought you had some very good suggestions.
So did I. I ran the ideas by a few people before the meeting and the ideas seemed to have the supports of some people.
So what happened in the meeting?
One or two people didn’t take to my ideas very well. That was to be expected. The worst thing was that the people who said the ideas were good before the meeting didn’t support me during the meeting.
I wonder why not. We could always revise the suggestions, to take into account any objections.
That’s good advice, but I’m not confident that even revised proposals will be accepted.
May I make a suggestion?
Sure. I’m open to any reasonable suggestions.
Is there a chance you could contact the clients confidentially and see what they think? If they like your ideas, perhaps they could put them forward as their own proposals. You won’t get credit for the ideas, but the clients will know they were yours.
I’m not sure that’s a good idea.
Go on. Take a chance. You could just hint at your idea. The clients should be smart enough to take a hint.