Do you currently run an initiative?
Do you want to get support or budget for an initiative?
Do you want to change the design or analyses of a study?
Do you need to run it past a committee or a senior person?

In this episode, I talk about these 4 important advice if you want to engage with key people in your organization:


  • Be clear on your goals
  • Where is the stakeholder now
  • Prepare slides and review these from the audience perspective
  • Create potentially a pre-read


  • Set the expectations for the meeting
  • Create a common objective depending on what the interest of the stakeholders are


  • Avoid too long monologues
  • Remove distractions for all participants
  • Get the participants to do something
  • Remind about your key points
  • Anticipate roadblocks and critique


  • Clarify and ask questions
  • Get feedback
  • Amplify key messages
  • Have a specific call to actions
  • Next steps

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I want to help the community of statisticians, data scientists, programmers and other quantitative scientists to be more influential, innovative, and effective. I believe that as a community we can help our research, our regulatory and payer systems, and ultimately physicians and patients take better decisions based on better evidence.

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When my kids are sick, I want to have good evidence to discuss with the physician about the different therapy choices.

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