The Pitch Practice podcast is launched. Thank you. It’s one thing to blog, to share your thoughts and ideas in writing. It’s quite another to put your actual voice out there. I could not – would not – have done it without encouragement from you.
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Today is Pitch Practice’s 3rd Birthday. On this day three years ago, something called “StartupBP” (baseball analogy) was born out of a need to learn how to better present a startup to the community. Three years later, we’ve heard over 1,000 pitches, helped countless entrepreneurs move … Keep reading >>>
One of the 6 points in the Pitch Practice method of developing your pitch is “who is the customer?” We put this piece of information in the elevator pitch because, right after articulating the problem that you are solving, knowing your customer is the next most important piece of information … Keep reading >>>
In any pitch, the star of the show should be the problem you are solving. That’s your reason for being. That’s your “why” (per Simon Sinek), and you should, if at all possible, weave a story about how you came to know about, experience, and come to a solution to … Keep reading >>>
In an elevator pitch, you are it: words, body language, timing, ask…everything. But if you’re doing a pitch with a slide deck, that changes the dynamics of your presentation quite a bit. Here’s one way to approach doing such a presentation, regardless of how long or short that presentation is.… Keep reading >>>
An introduction to Pitch Practice: how we started the weekly meetup, and how we created a starting structure for anyone to build a great elevator pitch from 3 years and 1,000 startup pitches from the Pitch Practice meetup in Atlanta Tech Village.
The last piece of the Pitch Practice structure of a great pitch is “the ask”, and it’s probably the second most difficult piece to get right. Most often, the problem statement is the hardest, but once you get that right, it doesn’t change much. The “ask”, however, might change every … Keep reading >>>
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 >>>