If you’re not confident about getting your own ideas heard, start with praising others. Do it sincerely, on topics that you actually agree with. If someone (especially your boss) pitches a good idea, chime in. And add in your two cents about how to make it go even further. Even follow up with emails.
Doing this will make it obvious that you’re a team player and have the company’s best interests at heart. Then, when you have your own great ideas, the tone is set. Everyone’s ready to listen.
Contributor: Maryna Shkvorets from marynashkvorets.com