Become an IDOL 03: Stakeholders--Who They Are and How to Work With Them

Published: April 15, 2019

Episode: 03

Stakeholders: Who They Are and How to Work With Them

Guest: Melanie Eakin

VP of Performance Effective for Inside Sales, iHeart Media

In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with Melanie Eakin about the stakeholder role in corporate training projects.


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In this episode we discuss:

  • The role a stakeholder plays in a training project
  • The different roles of the decision-makers on your project
  • Who a project champion is and how they can help move the project forward
  • Who is going to judge the success or failure of the project
  • How to navigate the expectations & respect the boundaries of the stakeholders and other key players
  • Planning out your timeline for reviews and approval
  • What to do when facing a company with a “check the box mentality”
  • What questions to ask at the beginning of the project
  • How to deal with your ego when getting feedback and critiques
  • Processes & schedules to help the feedback process

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