Gave myself a few hours to look up existing statement of intents. They branched from political to art, and even to life goals. Here are a few of the manifestos I looked at
- The Lib Dems
This is a very formal political policy, with clearly bullet pointed goals. By no means creative and difficult for me to absorb.
- Wrecked for the Ordinary: A Manifesto for Misfits
A very personal and informal statement of intent, almost a confession of past error. It’s powerfully descriptive and clearly defines the intention without need to dazzle with promises. Its plain and simple to understand, with an engaging style.
Rather dull, clearly states their intentions but not in a bespeaking manner.
Almost like a poem, so descriptive yet so concise. If I knew no better, I would never have guessed that was a statement of intent!
I would say in the early 1900’s, no ‘wow’ factor was required, the art did the speaking. But on the other hand, futurism delievered a ‘wow’ factor in the form of poetry in the manifesto itself!
For politicians, hard and almost shell-like promises on a page but with a friendly face behind them.
And for life lessons, that friendly face isn’t depicted, rather suggested through friendly words- almost speaking directly to the reader.