AIM HIGH BY LAURA MENA
For almost a year now, I have had the unique opportunity to serve as an intern for a Cincinnati based networking group for women. In this role, I wanted to be proactive and create a resource that female founders could use when seeking funding.
Throughout this process I was able to collaborate with a diverse group of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. In the end, I was left with a deck that was full of funding outlets for female founders like myself.
I thought it may be best to publish this on Slide Share seeing that it is the most popular presentation sharing tool and easily embedded into LinkedIn. When I went to their home page, I saw something that surprised me: the top presentations only had 200,000 views. Now maybe I am crazy but I thought that was totally achievable.
I began researching every possible way someone could optimize a presentation. How can I use tags to generate views? How can I use other social media outlets as support in this endeavor? How can I use my personal network to sky rocket this project?
After long-winded research and execution, my presentation currently has 1,042 views (Since being launched last Thursday).
Now some people would consider this a loss, but not me. In class, we talk about divergence in brainstorming. We have discussed the importance of thinking so far out that we are able to tone it back to a viable thought. For me, this was that same process. I was able to aim so high that when my initial goal wasn’t satisfied, I wasn’t disappointed but inspired. I was inspired that an outrageous thought was still able to lead me to success.