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Jul 10, 2019 12:40:02

The immigrant

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Keni

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When working on my first kickstarter - I didn't want to reveal that I am an immigrant.

It was 2017. The state of the American politics was troubling. I didn't think that revealing that information would be good for business.

I shared that view with a few people who urged me to share my story. Being authentic is one of the criteria of persuasion when it comes to wring copy. Especially for something like a crowdfunding campaign where you are asking the public to prepay for a product.

However - I was adamant. No one needs to know that I was not born around here.

Lately, I watch impact theory often. I am amazed at the number of people that come on the show who are first or second generation immigrants.

Once I started to pay attention to that, I noticed many well spoken TED talk speakers also have a similar background.

A lot of them talk about how their background helped give them the drive to push. They openly talk about the cultural clash they experienced.

I hear them talk about their goals and I feel that I can relate.

I wonder - how many would have related to my story.

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    @keni - the alternative -- would be to tell any good story. Ultimately, the truth of the story is less important than the craft of the narrative. What's the story you can tell to get me excited about future-me? ( that's the story people want to have running in their minds.)

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 11, 2019 06:14:37
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      @brianball - You have totally understood marketing. That must be why I love the movie limitless so much.
      Thank you Brian. Your mind works at an incredible speed.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jul 11, 2019 11:40:59
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    @keni I think for the people with whom you want to connect with or want as your fans/customers, your story would be important. Sharing it would also be a way to weed out the customers you don't want.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 10, 2019 18:06:14
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      @brandonwilson - Yeah I didn't understand then that I wanted to weed anyone out. Seth Godin is teaching me that focusing on the few "fans" is the way to go.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jul 11, 2019 11:40:08
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    @keni would be great to hear the story... :-)

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jul 10, 2019 23:53:24
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      @lucjah - I will share it here one beautiful day :)

      Keni avatar Keni | Jul 11, 2019 11:39:14
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