The Impact Ask
The Impact Ask:
How do we ask in the most effective and efficient way to highlight our passions and our needs, and help others dream of amplifying them?
"Givers" in particular are great at asking for others, but not themselves. This is why I honed, as part of the Orchestrated Connecting Methodology the Impact Ask.
It goes like this:
- What's the impact of a project you're working on? (Hint #1--talk about your passions and why this matters to you, whatever the circumstance).
- What happens when that impact is amplified? (Hint #2--dream big and get people to see the ripple effect of what happens when what you're doing scales and helps others).
- What type of connections do you need move this forward? (Caution--everyone "fails" this to start because they ask for what they need, instead of painting the picture to "trigger" connectivity from others, we ask for what we want from something.
When you ask by triggering how what you're doing can fulfill and amplify others, you ask from a position of strength.
When you position your ask to paint a broad picture on the type of connection, geography, company/impact/brand, and goals, you can get people to realize the potential of aligning your networks together.
With that, there's more impact, and you've been heard.