communication

How do I express controversial ideas?

I love wild stuff like World Star Hip Hop and other general crazyness. I work in a seemingly 'fun' environment, but how can I pivot my creative stance to something more edgy... and have people on board? What are some steps I can take to find support in really wild ideas? How can I get people to look past what's 'politically correct' and focus on what really gets people talking?

How to speak your mind at work?

How do you guys find the right way to speak openly at work? I feel an element of censoring myself in a work environment in order not to 'rock the boat'.... but sometimes I want to forget about diplomacy for once and just speak honestly about problematic issues that are going on. Whenever you're faced with any unreasonable behavior/requests/stresses at work, how can you develop a method of communicating straight from the heart without tip-toeing around?

How to make better pitches?

How do I connect with my audience when I'm making business pitches in meetings? I always hear that my ideas are good, but rarely do they make an major contribution to a project. I want to present my ideas as not only helpful and efficient, but unlike most ideas out there. How can I better pitch these ideas and get the results I want? What are key ways to make people catch on, and help others bring my ideas to life?