Have you ever had an idea that you needed to present to your spouse to get him on board?
Maybe it’s a large expense, a family vacation, a home renovation, or a new job opportunity. You know you want his support and you want him to be just as excited about this idea as you are…
But it’s not as simple as throwing it out on the table. Presenting this idea to your spouse will take a little finesse to win him over.
Use these 7 tips to present your idea and win over your spouse!
7 Tips to Present with Power at Home
#1 Define your purpose
Think about why this idea is important for you and what your ultimate goal is. Be clear about why you are choosing to talk to your spouse. Think about what you want your spouse to know when you are finished talking. Try to put your purpose for this conversation into one sentence.
#2 Prepare your points
Plan out your points that you want to talk about. Make sure that your points support your purpose and make sense when you share them in sequence.
#3 Make eye contact
Find a place that you can sit down and have a real conversation. Don’t choose to talk about this while you are cooking dinner and the house is chaotic. Make a point to sit down together when the kids are off to bed and you and your spouse have some quiet time.
Don’t rush through every bullet point that you have. Take time to pause and give your spouse time to process what you are saying.
#5 Be Passionate
Hopefully you are passionate about what you are proposing to your spouse. When you talk about the idea let your excitement for the project shine through. Share your energy with him, and it’s likely that your energy will be contagious.
Using these tips to talk to your spouse can help you have confidence when you need to be persuasive, discuss something critical, or gaining support for ideas. Regardless of the purpose, having confidence when you speak will help you build your relationship and connect with your spouse.