Dress (Your Idea) to Impress (and Get Funded) in 10 Steps
Here we go. After implementing the 10 tips we gave you for improving your creativity, you’ve got your idea: the solution for developing an amazing product, a competitive service, or a wonderful new way of working at the office or way of managing everyday work life.
You clearly see it. You know how to develop your idea, who would love it, and all the benefits it would bring. You dream about it, and tell everyone about it. You have become a walking idea. But, from being a visionary to being an innovator, there is a path that can be more or less complicated to go through.
As we do not want any idea to get lost in the parallel Dimension of Things That Could Have Been But Were Not, we are gonna inspire you with some tips that will help you to become the most convincing innovator. Funders at your feet!
You have an idea but, do you have the funds?
- Know your project: Before exposing to the humanity your brilliance, think if there is any lack, any inconsistency on it. What would your worst enemy say about it? Think a reply for every aspect of your idea, and learn them by heart. The point here is to have more ways out to any possible objection than a metro station.
- 2.Make it simple: try to explain your idea in 3 minutes, that means, develop your elevator pitch, and try to make it understandable to everybody, whether they work in your field or not. You won’t risk a loss of attention from your audience due to complexity or time extension.
From being a visionary to being an innovator there is a path that can be more or less complicated to go through.
3. Tell a story: Explain your idea following the tale’s structure (beginning, climax, and dénouement). Every tale has an hero, or a leading role, so think about the main character of your project. Which problems is he/she facing? How he/she came up with the idea? What has changed after the idea’s implementation? What is the key message?
4. Contact your audience: Once you have introduced your idea, contact individually your audience: thank them for their time and attention, and ask them how they find the idea, and if there is any aspect of it you could improve. Honest feedback is gold!
Show certainty: attitude is contagious, so a dynamic and confident attitude will help you to get your audience on board.
5. Show certainty: attitude is contagious, so a dynamic and confident attitude will help you to get your audience on board.
6. Get supports: find similar cases and use them as successful examples (big brands, peers…). Equally, if you can find experts on the topic, or relevant people within your company to support your project, it will help you. It will also encourage others to approve and support your project.
7. Be proactive with your colleagues’ projects: invest in other’s projects, listen to them, and give them constructive feedback. You will develop a relationship with them, and when it’s your turn to introduce ideas they will return this attention to you. Reciprocity will help you see your ideas improved upon!
8. Disarm them with kindness: people may disagree with you. Don’t take it personally. Be thankful for every comment, use sentences as “that’s a very interesting point of view”, and never say “you’re wrong”.
9. Humor: when used in an innocent and respectful way, humor helps you to get closer to your audience.
10. Complete descriptions on Nextinit: Of course! We could not miss one of the most relevant ways to impact on your audience and get funds for your project, Nextinit. In this innovation platform you can upload your idea, and develop it as much as you like. You can add videos, pictures and other images, and describe it as much as necessary. Apply all the tips above for getting investors in your pocket that will fund your idea and make it possible.
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