How to Enroll Support
by Mitchell Ditkoff
It's one thing to ask people for their support on your hottest new ideas. It's quite another to actually get it. Why is it that some people get the help they need on a new venture, while others don't? Simply put, they know how to ask for it. They understand that enrolling someone into their network of support is a fine art, a carefully crafted negotiation that requires a nuanced blend of vision, skill, and chutzpah. Unfortunately, most of us hail from the "Why don't we get together for lunch sometime?" school of enrollment. Our requests are usually flaccid, ineffective, poorly timed, and do not result in the kind of committed support we require to really break through to the next level of success. The reasons are many:
What support do you need with your most compelling project?
Who will you ask?
When will you ask for it?
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