So you have this great big idea and you want to tell everyone about it. But reaching a mass audience can seem daunting at first. To help ease the scariness of communicating your idea, we've come up with a list of tips to help you master this task and tell the world about your awesome idea.
1. LEARN SOME PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS
Have you ever heard the saying "a picture's worth a thousand words"? Words can be powerful, but photos can help your audience visualize exactly what you're talking about. There are a ton of photography tutorials online; some are free, others cost money. You don't even need a fancy camera, either. Simply Google search "photography tutorials" to get started.
2. CREATE A WEBSITE
A website is a fantastic place to showcase your idea for the entire world to see. We've put together this tutorial to help you get started on Strikingly-- one of our favorite resources for building a website.
3. DEVELOP YOUR ELEVATOR SPEECH
What's an elevator speech, you ask? It's a speech describing who you are and what your idea is in about 30 seconds--or the time that it would take you to ride in an elevator. By perfecting your elevator speech, you will be able to communicate your idea quickly, wherever and whenever you need to.
Use the image above to try out making an elevator speech with our own mad-lib! Here's our formula:
Hi! My name is (your name), I'm a (what do you do?). We do/make (product/service) for (whom?). We are unique because (what makes your idea special?)! How can I contact you with more information?
4. REACH OUT TO MEDIA OUTLETS
Learn from some of our featured idea girls like Gabby, Hannah, and Alina. They reached out to media outlets to get their ideas heard by a mass audience. Sending an email to your local news sources, favorite bloggers, and influential people is a great way to get your idea heard. You never know how they can help you.
5. EXPLORE YOUR RESOURCES
Not only are many resources all over the internet (like the photography tutorials), there are also a ton of resources on our website. Check out these resources we've put together to help idea girls like you:
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Communicating your idea can be a daunting task, but hopefully these tips have helped inspire you to share your idea with the world.