Inevitably there will be some problems which, in order to solve them, require the help of others. So how can you maximize your chances of others agreeing to help you? Well firstly we need to think about things from their perspective. If someone were to ask you to help them what would most inspire you to do so? Here are just a few things that would inspire most…


  • Free food
  • If travel or other related expenses were paid for
  • A free experience; a meal at a restaurant, cinema tickets, a shopping voucher
  • If part of the credit for the project was given to those who have helped – a dedication, official credit or mention
  • If you returned help in kind to those who have helped you