Introducing your big idea shouldn’t take more than 1 minute, says Klaff. Your target hasn’t shown interest yet, so don’t dive into the details.
He recommends using a pattern called the idea introduction pattern to generate interest in the target. This pattern was developed by venture capitalist Geoff Moore in 1999.
Here it is:
For [target customers]
who are dissatisfied with [the current offerings in the market],
My idea/product is a [new idea or product category]
That provides [key problem/solution features].
Unlike [the competing product],
My idea/product is [describe key features].
Here is an example, using bey3.com, my online classified ad site:
For the people of the Middle East
Who are dissatisfied with the hassle and cost of advertising in traditional classified newspapers
bey3.com is a free, easy to use website
That provides buyers and sellers with a channel free to connect with each other
Unlike newspapers and paid alternatives,
bey3.com is free to both use and advertise in, searchable, and multilingual.