Intern Advice – Don’t be Afraid to try Something New
Posted by amvoell
It’s your intern again here to give you another bit of advice on a different topic. As you go through life, you will be challenged with many different things of different levels of importance. My job here at the Red Cross was to advertise for the bike rodeo that is taking place in August. Now when you think of advertising, you think of a paid expense. Well here at the Red Cross, we don’t like to pay for advertising, so we look to do it for free.
This has been my job for the past month now and we were lucky enough to get a grant for the bike rodeo. As I was thinking of how to use this money, I thought about my distant familiy’s print design business in Dallas, TX. I brought this idea to table and I got some looks from people that seemed like they were interested. However, they didn’t seem all that comfortable with the new idea since in the past, yard signs were used.
In my head, I was thinking that maybe I was wrong for suggesting something new, but then I decided that if I wanted to get the bike rodeo numbers up from last year, we needed to do “something new.” I contacted my family and they quoted us a great deal on two banners that we would be able to move around towns advertising for this rodeo. When I brought the numbers back to the table, it wasn’t but a quick decision. I got the OK and we went on to order these two banners and still had money left over.
So you may be wondering how this ties to you? Trying new things doesn’t always mean success, but you shouldn’t be afraid to try. I don’t know if these banners will be beneficial, but I sure hope they are. If you never leave your comfort zone, then you will never know what it feels like to live on the edge. So remember to keep an open mind and be willing to listen to new ideas because you don’t want to be the one to turn down a good one.