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To Get People to Back Your Ideas, First Find the Right People
Ideas

To Get People to Back Your Ideas, First Find the Right People

Tap relationships – and needs – to get traction for your projects.
Poornima Vijayashanker
After You Close the Sale -- Stop!
Sales Strategies

After You Close the Sale -- Stop!

Don't keep talking just to fill the silence. You'll annoy the client. You'll lose the sale.
Chelsea Berler
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
Finalist Announced for National Pitch Room Contest
Promoted Content

Finalist Announced for National Pitch Room Contest

Did your favorite win? Find out whose food business will advance to the next round and compete to win $10,000.
Samuel Adams®
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
Control What You Can

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
Ready To Launch

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