SUPERPOWER #2: THE POWER OF ITERATION
Before I officially started the Praxis bootcamp, I had already begun working on some of my projects for the program. I had spent several weeks leading up to my start date developing my pitch deck, and by the time month 1 came around it was already done… or so I thought.
After posting the pitch deck up to the Praxis Workplace, I received feedback. Much of the feedback was positive, but a lot of it suggested ways the pitch deck could be improved. I made the changes and posted the pitch deck again. It was better than before, and now it was done...
Nope. I got more feedback. While my pitch deck had lots of great examples and testimonials showing my skills and experience, it was missing a narrative arc that tied everything together and told my story in a compelling way. I couldn’t help but agree. I decided to revise it again.
I had a great brainstorming session with one of my advisers and ended up axing a lot of the content I had worked so hard to create. It would have been easy to cling on that work, but that wouldn’t have served my purpose. The third version of the pitch deck was far and away the best, and instead of tossing out the cut content, I was able to repurpose it into a blog post and a page on my website.
After learning the power of iteration through my experience with my pitch deck, I've implemented a similar process of seeking feedback and making bold changes in my website and my LinkedIn profile. This is only the beginning; I’m determined to harness the power of iteration in all my future endeavors.