Way back in the days of traditional journalism, we editors used to educate newbie reporters on the fundamentals of presenting material as objectively as possible.
Of course, total objectivity was and is a human impossibility. After all, simply by focusing on X to write about, we are labeling it as "of importance." Being objective entailed holding back on their opinions. To express those, as did the writers for the editorial page, they would have to earn the right. Currently, just about everyone has that right, of course. Social media has been a game-changer in journalism.
They're the ones invited to speak at TED Talks, publish books on paradigm shifts, and head new product development at companies like Apple. We listen. We learn. We pay them great tribute, ranging from buying what they're selling to nominating them for major awards.
Then there are all the rest. They have provocative ideas. But they haven't yet earned that right to share them. Others, including potential employers, funding sources, clients and even neighbors and friends, blow them off. Eventually they are living on the margins, financially and socially.
How to earn the right? Study the models of those who have been and are currently considered visionaries. Do a deep dive on how they broke away from being a pest to becoming a thought leader.