Wednesday, June 23, 2010

TBG Coaching Sessions part 4, selling the vision.

Welcome to part four of TBG Coaching Sessions, a series designed to equip you to go above and beyond in your Big Give. Check out the previous coaching sessions here.

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” - Walt Disney

So you have the dream, you even have the beginnings of a plan, you're vision is growing at an alarming rate and you couldn't be more excited. You're buzzing with creative energy, which is great, but with your grand schemes capped by a USD20 budget, there's a good chance you're going to need some help. And getting the people you need on board can be the trickiest part.

So the question is, how?

I want to go right ahead and say the key to getting people on board is to learn how to sell your vision. It's great that you're through the ceiling excited about your project, but it's one thing to have a vision, it's another thing to be able to communicate it in a way that gets everyone else as excited about it as you are. So how do you do that? There are a lot of possible answers to that question, but a good starting point is:

Communicate clearly your vision - if you can clearly share three things you'll be well on your way to getting people sold on your vision:

1) what are you doing?

2) how are you going to do it? People like to know that there's a tangible, realistic plan in place. Basically, they want to know this is more than just a pie in the sky dream. Make it clear that you're serious about making it happen!

3) Why are you doing it? Share your heart for the subject of your Give. Let them know what this means to you, and why you've chosen the person you're giving to.

Start there and let me know how you go. xoxo


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