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How to Write a Pitch

| December 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every entrepreneur needs an elevator pitch, and in today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV I’m helping you create one. I’ve won tens of thousands of dollars in cash, in-kind services, and angel funding by winning pitch competitions. I also judge pitch competitions once in awhile so I know all the elements that […]

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Elevator Pitches Aren’t Just for Entrepreneurs: Why Everyone Needs One

| November 5, 2013 | 4 Comments

It’s said that any entrepreneur should be able to deliver an engaging and succinct elevator pitch to anyone at anytime. Entrepreneurs hone and hammer their pitches every day with each new person they meet answering the same question countless times about their company: “what is it and what does it do?” This repetition and practice […]

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Learn to Pitch Like Mad Men’s Don Draper

| May 25, 2013 | 9 Comments

You are busy. I am busy. Everybody is. Let me tell you why you should spent the next five minutes reading me. I have pitched to friends, family, investors, partners, consumers, at competitions and events, presented various works at middle-school, high-school and college, preached at multiple church services, bootcamps, sunday-school and real-time translated a dozen of preachers, and spoke […]

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Pitching an Idea? Take a Lesson from Taylor Swift

| December 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

On my way to work the other day, I was flipping through radio stations and I heard some Taylor Swift. As expected, I was about to switch stations. Then I heard it: dubstep. You heard me right — Taylor Swift’s newest single “I Knew You Were Trouble” features a nice dubstep interlude. At first, I […]

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6 Ways To Nail Your First Corporate Pitch

| May 18, 2012 | 3 Comments

Corporations can be scary. First, they’re described as ‘entities’, which just sounds monolithic and unfriendly. The truth is, corporations need your innovation now more than ever and most would be happy to talk with you about ways that you can grow their business. Step 1: Get your foot in the door. What do you do […]

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Pitching Part 2: How To Be Confident!

| February 23, 2012 | 5 Comments

I really like demonstrating through example’s rather than just saying do X and X and you’ll win. I like providing some background. When you tell someone to do something, 50/50 they’ll do it. When you give people a compelling reason why they should do it, 100% they’ll do it. Gaining confidence and getting over pitch anxiety seems […]

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Stop Pitching! It’s’ NOT Genuine

| February 17, 2012 | 20 Comments

I’m really sick of these startup pitches. Their businesses are usually miles apart, but listening to their pitches make them sound all the same. It’s so damn generic! “So… how do we solve this?” “With out us…users…would be lost…” “We help grow online communities…to reach their full, potential” “This is a $500…million dollar market…If we […]

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Perfect Pitch: 6 Tips You Can Learn from Student Pitch Competitions

| January 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

We’ve all seen those embarrassingly bad singers, the ones who’ve never heard of the concept of “perfect pitch.”  They’re off-key for 80% of their performance, and they have a tendency to shriek as they hit high notes.  We cringe as they launch into their awful rendition of “Livin’ on a Prayer,” hoping someone will end […]

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Three Tips From a Veteran VC

| March 18, 2010 | 5 Comments

How to perfect that VC pitch: Start by pitching to someone you know that is intelligent, perhaps from a different field, who can be honest in their feedback and press hard on your plan. This will help you to identify the holes in your plan and prepare you for the professional discussions you will have […]

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