Getting People to Believe in Your Great Idea

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The secret to having a great idea and turning it into a reality isn’t the idea itself.

No? Then what is it, I hear you ask? Here’s the secret ingredient to getting people to believe in your great idea:

Great_Ideas Articulation


the action of putting into words an idea or feeling.

The secret to success indeed is not the idea itself, but how you convey that idea. Articulating your idea can seem simple in your mind, but conveying that idea to others is one of the most difficult tasks to achieve. The art of communication is in itself a life lesson that you will be constantly learning from, so how exactly can you master the art of communication and articulate your idea to others?

#1 – Find People Like Yourself

If ever you feel like your message isn’t getting across, perhaps you haven’t considered the most obvious reason as to why: you’re pitching to the wrong people. It is of the utmost importance to surround yourself with people who believe in what you’re doing, much less believe in you. The safest bet for finding people like yourself is to look for yourself in other people. If something seems to be missing, it probably is.

#2 – Who Believe in What You’re Doing

People don’t buy what you have, they buy why you do it. When Steve Jobs began selling computers he was met with competitors in the market who were selling the same (similar) product, so why has Apple been such a globally successful brand?

People didn’t buy what he was selling, they bought why he was doing it.

Figure out why you’re doing what you’re doing and genuinely ask yourself: what is the purpose of this idea? Who does it serve? Who does it help? What does it change or offer that isn’t there already? When you know why and tell others why, they’re bound to believe in your idea if you can tell them why it is important.

#3 – Build Curiosity

Finally, keep people curious. Don’t reveal all your cards and learn to master your poker face. Having an interesting idea is one thing, keeping people interested is another. Don’t be afraid to hold off on information and wait for the perfect time to reveal an idea or element of an idea.

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    Chalinz Duleesha
    February 10, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Thank you! finally I found the name for my blog!

    Image Manipulation
    August 15, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Wonderful post! The images are so imagery. It also carried meaning that is certainly the extension of the article as well.

    July 11, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Thank you so much for these tips! 🙂

    June 16, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Truly agree on those points.
    I’m creating my very first travel blog and still learning.
    Thank you for sharing.

    May 5, 2015 at 3:55 am

    Love it! Truly inspiring!

    April 17, 2015 at 7:09 am

    The most important thing is people who will believe in you, support you, but also be honest with you when you need it. Amazing and inspirational post, thanks for sharing 🙂

      July 17, 2015 at 2:54 pm

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    April 13, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Great post! Loved it!

    April 11, 2015 at 4:56 pm

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    April 11, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Hi Brooke

    Thanks for the advice! I am also currently trying to build my audience and I wonder if you have any more tips on knowing when it is right to hold back info and when it is right to share your ideas?

    April 11, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Good post one of the hardest things and most keys to being successful in anything is communication. Surrounding around like minded people will effectively help to communicate ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    April 10, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks Brooke! Great post, it’s so true, surrounding yourself with likeminded inspiring people and believing in yourself are key.

    April 10, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Very insightful and helpful. It is so easy to get discouraged when you don’t get immediate support from others, but as you mentioned, maybe the audience should be changed. Well said.

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    April 10, 2015 at 6:18 am

    love that title pic 🙂 cute

    Claire @ TallGirlBigWorld
    April 10, 2015 at 4:40 am

    Love this! I’m currently trying to build an audience for my own travel blog and it’s hard sometimes to put into words why I’m doing what I’m doing, even when I’m just talking to my friends and family. Great advice as always Brooke!

    Growing Positive
    April 10, 2015 at 3:40 am

    So true and insightful. I sometimes find it difficult to articulate my ideas, and trying to explain ideas to good friends who believe in what I do always is a lot easier. Will definitely think about who my ideas benefit and why, as well as build curiousity. Thanks for the tips 😉

    Growing Positive

    Diana | Yellow Mondays
    April 9, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    This is such great advice! I completely agree that you should always be able to support and explain the reasoning behind why you do what you do. I think it’s okay to figure it out for awhile at first but after some time you should be able to narrow down the reason. If not…it might be time to re-think and refresh.

    Clipping Path Outsource
    April 9, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    So cute! nothing like southern hospitality!!

    April 9, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I truly appreciate how you’ve worded your material in this article. I am very impressed with this information and you’ve managed to keep it interesting.

    April 9, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Very true- I like to surround myself with like-minded people, especially when it comes to travel!

    Caitriona Maximiliana
    April 9, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Supererb written post for those of us who have not studied Marketing.

    April 9, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Very well said, and definately interesting for those of us who have not studied anything Marketing-wise.

    April 9, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Great marketing tips, Brooke! It’s so important to be confident and believe in yourself first before expecting others to believe in you! Good tips!

    Jake Ryan
    April 9, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Great post. Loved this


    April 9, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Great tips! Pitching to the right people is huge. You want to make sure you are talking to your dream clients and making them aware of who you are!

    April 9, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Helpful post!
    The best way, basically, to make people believe in you is first to believe in yourself. Produce the product that YOU like yourself. Then you’ll be confident and sure that what you’re doing and the way you’re doing it is AWESOME, and that confidence will sparkle enthusiasm in other people!

    April 9, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Useful tips! Check my blog on how to plan a budget tour to Egypt for a week under 1000 USD

    April 9, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Great post and so true! I’ve been working in an office environment for the last 9 years and I’ve learned pretty quickly that it’s now what you do that gets you noticed, but rather how you do, and how you sell it. 😉
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

    Nicola Easterby
    April 9, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    I think this is a very important part of travel blogging… Not everyone understands or respects the industry so having people believe in your idea is beyond essential! 🙂

    April 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Great and useful post!
    I just think Simon Sinek deserves a mention here. Additionally, what is fantastic about the on-line world and blogs is that, as opposed to the printed media, you can always make corrections instantly 😉

    Kozue @ Tokyo Direct Diary
    April 9, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Can’t agree more, Brooke! In my opinion, communication is not just a chat, but it is to understand the others’ needs and dreams, and to tell them what I am doing exactly.

    April 9, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Interesting tips!

    April 9, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Helpful tips Brooke!

    The Dame
    April 9, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Wise words and exactly what I’ve been learning in business marketing. Know WHY youre doing what you doing, WHO youre wanting to help or work with and then market to them in their own language 🙂

    April 9, 2015 at 8:45 am

    An excellent reminder of the entrepreneurial spirit necessary to novel endeavors. Perhaps I’ll re-read the Steve Jobs biography now…

    April 9, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Great post! Just watched a Ted Talk the other day about the idea of people buying not what you do, but why you do it. Very useful advice 🙂

    Vanessa Rivers
    April 9, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Love it! I was just talking to my Godmother about this today!!!!
    XO, Vanessa