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"A successful pitch is like a symphony, it captures the audience with its melody."
People are bombarded with millions of messages and ads. Engage them with stories, not statistics. Paint a mental picture. Be relatable. Focus on an emotional connection first. Touch their hearts to influence their minds.
"In a pitch, the speaker is like a painter using vivid colors, and deft brushstrokes, to evoke a reaction from the viewer."
Curate Your Content
Don't talk about every single or explain every feature of your product, service, or software. Write compelling headlines. Remember, images are your allies. Present your data so that its impact is understood. Highlight the perks and explain the value.
"A strong pitch exudes a sense of purpose and assurance. It leaves a lasting impression and compels the listener to consider the message."
What Will Make Your Presentation Successful ?
No one emerges from the cradle a masterful speaker. Public speaking is a craft you can learn. With the right blend of content and delivery - perfected through preparation and practice - you can transform your nerves into charisma.
Investors - and their scouts at demo days, showcases, accelerators, incubators and pitch competitions - are looking for specific markers, milestones, and the data they require before they'll invest. And it has to be presented in the approved format and time.
New Business Development
Businesses and consumers are bombarded with offers and solicitations every minute of every day. Your brand has to be clearly defined. Your competitive advantage has to be clearly spelled out. Mostly importantly, you have to know what your customer needs and deliver that solution.
Education & Training
Researchers uncover new insights. Scientists develop new breakthroughs. Analysts unearth new patterns. Entrepreneurs start new businesses. It's important to be able to translate complex new concepts in ways that people will understand - but never dumb it down.
The soft skills are hard but Warren Buffett said, "If you improve yourself 50% by having better public speaking skills, it's another $500,000 in terms of capital value." Build better teams, get more done with fewer misunderstandings, value your top talent.