“I am who I am. I’m not going to change. Americans need to adapt.”
If you do what you did, you’ll get what you got.
You want more impact, right? Impact on decisions, on your project, on your product or service, on the business, on how you feel about your work relationship. Knowledge about Americans and how to convince them gives you a head start and a grip on the situation. It helps you and them. They will quickly recognize your proposal as a proposal and not just as an ‘information package’. Moreover, they will see that it is a good proposal. This new approach dissolves your frustration. You will work together more pleasantly and quickly. Americans will respond positively and adapt to your new approach.