DON'T do this: a team-building insight
How's it going, fellow partner? Communicating with people is hard. Most beginner investors are very distrustful and don't seem to want to understand what you're offering them. And someone needs to be told the same thing over and over again. There are times when you give a person comprehensive information and all the necessary links, but they still think you haven't given them enough.
Don't be too quick to give up. Stand in the shoes of an inexperienced investor, show empathy. Crowdinvesting is a new phenomenon. It's you who already knows everything about the benefits of the project, and the newcomer has no reason to trust you yet. Yes - you have to consistently repeat the same thing over and over again. Until you get the result.
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• DON'T sell! More precisely, sell it as you please. But not the product, sell the idea. You've brought people opportunities they didn't have before: to create environmentally friendly production, to embrace environmentally friendly communications, and to earn ethically. Remember - we're changing the world for the better here. Isn't that why you're with us? Your team of investors and partners will be composed only of those who are imbued with this idea. The rest are not ready to change anything yet.
• DON'T sugarcoat it. There is always the temptation to add emotion and say more than you should. Speak the language of facts and only what you are sure of. It may not look and sound as attractive, but it will be words for which you can definitely be held accountable. Sometimes it's better to tell the truth. In the long run sincerity will be appreciated more, it's a plus to your reputation.
• DON'T treat rejection as a defeat. The person doesn't accept your offer now - it means they have the opportunity to accept it in the future. One person declines the offer to join your team - your potential partner/investor is still waiting for your offer.
• DON'T say, "I'm sorry to bother you," "I'll take up some of your time," "The problem is," or anything like that. You are not bothering or taking up time. You are offering a unique opportunity (see point 1). What do you have to apologize for? Your interlocutor will decide for themselves whether or not to accept these opportunities. Your responsibility is to give them the information they need.
• DON'T try to solve the unsolvable. If you don't yet know how to achieve the desired result, ask about how others have achieved it, for example, in the stories of partners. Most likely, you'll see that the secret to their success is consistency: they made many attempts to achieve a result - and finally achieved it without inventing a new solution each time.
By the way, the Buddha also said this: "If you have a problem, try to solve it. If you can't solve it, then don't make a problem out of it."
Perseverance, consistency and belief in the cause are the best tools. The result will be valuable regardless of the number of attempts. You can't open new opportunities to everyone at once, but you will open them to those who are ready to embrace them. The most important thing is NOT to give up.