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SXSW Thought Leaders on Failing Better & Finding Your Way
SXSW 2015

SXSW Thought Leaders on Failing Better & Finding Your Way

Couldn't make the conference? Didn't take great notes? Here's our roundup of some of the best tips from thought leaders you'd do well to remember.
The Anatomy of a Winning Business Pitch
Pitches

The Anatomy of a Winning Business Pitch

Here's a breakdown of what a pitch includes and why it works, using a real-life example. Read and learn.
3 Steps to the Perfect 3-Minute Pitch
Elevator pitch

3 Steps to the Perfect 3-Minute Pitch

Whether you're looking for partners, investors or guidance, you need to be able to communicate a succinct summary of your startup's value.
The Only 10 Slides Needed When Pitching Your Business (Infographic)
Guy Kawasaki

The Only 10 Slides Needed When Pitching Your Business (Infographic)

Renowned entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki breaks down how to pitch to investors in just 10 slides.
Carly Okyle
Remarkable Ways to Prepare for a Business Presentation
Pitches

Remarkable Ways to Prepare for a Business Presentation

Consider some of these unconventional techniques for relieving stress and bringing focus before that important summit.
Sonpreet Bhatia
5 Ways to Host Better Meetings
Leadership

5 Ways to Host Better Meetings

How to run a successful business meeting and ensure you always leave a positive impression.
Jacqueline Whitmore
When Fixating on Mistakes Makes You Slip Up
Failure

When Fixating on Mistakes Makes You Slip Up

Coaching someone right before a presentation? Avoid emphasizing the very behaviors to be avoided.
Martin Turner and Jamie Barker
11 Things You're Probably Too Polite to Tell the VC Who Wasted Your Time
VC Funding

11 Things You're Probably Too Polite to Tell the VC Who Wasted Your Time

There is nothing like a few meetings with insincere, boastful investors to encourage your embrace of the lean startup strategy.
Gabe Lozano
7 Taboos of Business Pitching
Pitches

7 Taboos of Business Pitching

Avoid these no-nos to inspire investors' passion. Provide compelling evidence of a potential boost to their bottom line.
Bryant Guffey
Murphy's Law (Or Worse) Can Derail Your Business Pitch. Anticipate the Unexpected.
Pitches

Murphy's Law (Or Worse) Can Derail Your Business Pitch. Anticipate the Unexpected.

It's not always possible to bring a valued partner along to a presentation but it can better the odds at success.
Sam Bahreini
What the President Taught Me About Pitching (Yes, That President!)
Business Pitches

What the President Taught Me About Pitching (Yes, That President!)

Always have your elevator line ready for an unexpected visitor to your incubator.
Brian Christie
Clock's Ticking: A Simple Tool to Pitch Your Idea in 15 Seconds
Pitching

Clock's Ticking: A Simple Tool to Pitch Your Idea in 15 Seconds

If you can't impress in a short amount of time, go back to the drawing board.
Carmine Gallo
The Art of Business Pitching Has Changed. Are You on Board?
Business Pitches

The Art of Business Pitching Has Changed. Are You on Board?

Presentations are changing, becoming more visual, but the pictures can't do all the talking. Early sales figures speak strongly to investors.
Tim Berry
This VC Powerhouse Doesn't Want to Hear Your Elevator Pitch
Pitching investors

This VC Powerhouse Doesn't Want to Hear Your Elevator Pitch

No matter how smart you are or how great you startup idea is, one big investor says the elevator-style pitch doesn't work. Here's why.
Kate Rogers