Why We Don't Ask and Why We Should Anyway
When was the last time you asked for something you really wanted or even needed to support your dreams?
Amanda Palmer ran one of the most successful crowd funding campaigns ever to raise money to support her music. The record company was not satisfied with her results with only 25,000 units sold, so to keep pursuing her art she took matters into her own hands. She set out to raise $100,000. She raised $1.1 Million.
When people asked her how she got them to give her money she replied, "I didn’t make them. I asked them. Through the very act of asking people you connect with them. And when you connect with people they want to help you.”