I’ve mentioned numerous times in talking and writing about Pitch Practice that “you never know who’s going to show up and pitch.” Last week, a lady who had never been to Pitch Practice before attended and delivered one of the best and most discussed pitches we’ve had in a while.… Keep reading >>>
If you ask 10 of the top 10 venture capital firms or 10 of the top 10 tech startup accelerators in the US what their #1 criteria is for investing in or betting on a startup, you’d get a pretty consistent answer: “We bet on the jockey, not the horse.”… Keep reading >>>
It’s not easy to get your full message across in a short elevator pitch. You want to make a great first impression, and you want to make sure your audience “gets it”. But what if you have a really complex offering or your market space is not really well known?… Keep reading >>>
In the past 18 months, I’ve taught more than 60 classes and workshops for General Assembly covering social media, Google Analytics, WordPress blogging, digital marketing, marketing technology, and various other topics. One of the questions I get asked at the beginning of most of these sessions is, “Do I … Keep reading >>>
“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink,” right? Nope. A lie from the pit of hell.
That’s right, you’ve been told a lie for a long, long time. I’ll explain shortly. For now, consider your elevator pitch. You’ve got a maximum of 30 … Keep reading >>>
It hasn’t happened in quite a while, but at the Pitch Practice meetup, it used to be a fairly regular occurrence: someone would attend, but say nothing until the final call of “ok, who else would like to practice their pitch?” They’d invariably speak up with something like the following:… Keep reading >>>
Every week at Pitch Practice, we go through a simple exercise with every pitch. After the entrepreneur delivers his or her pitch, I ask the group the following questions, to see how well the message of the pitch was received:
- What is his/her name?
- What is the organization name?