The Art of Asking.

Via Jeanne Eisenhaure
on Mar 4, 2013
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Can you build community just by asking? Musician Amanda Palmer (who I had never heard of prior to this TED video) describes heavily relying on her fans to build her success. Her secret to success: asking.

“I think people have been obsessed with the wrong question, which is how do we make people pay for music; what if we started asking how do we let people pay for music.”

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Palmer’s talk suggests that when you give people a chance they often can exceed your expectations; she even exceeded her crowd funding goal for her second album 10 fold.

Want another quick dose of community goodness? Check out my recent favorite Craigslist Joe.

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Ed: Brianna Bemel


About Jeanne Eisenhaure

A pragmatic idealist with a background in creative production and communications, Jeanne has seen firsthand how for-profit businesses can be vehicles for social and environmental improvement in addition to creating long-term sustainable financial growth. Jeanne works with her creative agency Jett DIGiTAL to produce creative content and strategic commutations strategies for businesses who want to change the world for the better. Why just build a business, when you can build a movement? Learn more about Jeanne and connect with her on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and her favorite platform YouTube. Discover her latest thoughts on creative production, marketing, and using business strategy for social good on her blog at Jett DIGiTAL. Follow Jett DIGiTAL on Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo for their latest projects.


One Response to “The Art of Asking.”

  1. […] The use of the cliché dismisses the individual it is addressed to, and absolves the one stating it of the responsibility of abandonment. Yes, abandonment. These clichés are addressed to people with questions and concerns, and just as often, to people in real need of their community’s involvement. […]