Even though there is an extra course on sales and persuasion, it is worth tackling this topic here shortly. You might find it odd to ask someone to support you for your project without getting paid, but in reality this happens all the time. Especially extracurricular activities at university are built on forms of motivation beyond money. When an individual decides to start working with a group of people, the four drivers are usually:
Note that the first three points are usually enough for a new team member to join your group. Point four might be necessary for some extremely talented individuals who are confronted with heaps of opportunities, but point four should never be the sole reason for someone joining your team.
Moreover, if point one and two are not fulfilled, your team might function short-term, but will surely break in its structure after latest one year of working together. Being aligned in your vision, mission and values is crucially important and sacrificing this alignment for speed in the early phases of your venture will not pay off.
You will likely have to start with your personal network, small events and warm recommendations. The next section of Lesson will explain how.
After having read the topics of this lesson, please reflect on the following: