Successful presentations to decision-makers often follow this 7-part structure. Don’t stress–you may need only a few sentences for each section. Chunk it out, then practice.
Introduction: Explain who you are
Issue: Introduce the issue immediately and state it clearly.
Position and Ask: Explain your position and your request
Points: Give clear and distinct reasons that support your position and request
Counterpoints: Respectfully acknowledge reasons against your position
Conclusion: Return to your positon and request, explain how the points you have made support it
Appreciation: Thank people for their time and attention
Thanks to Generation Citizen for sharing this great resource from their Tactics Toolkit!