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To Win a Startup Weekend, Get Excited, But Don't Talk Too Long
Pitching investors

To Win a Startup Weekend, Get Excited, But Don't Talk Too Long

A guy named Bubba explains showmanship, brevity and other secrets of mesmerizing investors, even if you have a plain name.
Mike Templeman
3 Ways To Perfect Your Pitch
The Grind

3 Ways To Perfect Your Pitch

If done correctly, pitching to clients, investors and partners can open doors for a startup, helping a company catapult to the next level. If done incorrectly, disaster can ensue.
AJ Agrawal
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
Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.
Board of Directors

Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.

If entrepreneurs raise a round of capital the more than likely will face the angst-inducing conundrum of determining board structure. Here are a few pointers.
Bo Yaghmaie
The Money-Raising Marathon: Preparing to Pitch Investors
Pitching investors

The Money-Raising Marathon: Preparing to Pitch Investors

Pitching to investors can be a full-time job, but if you prepare yourself for meetings, it can save you precious time.
Kep Sweeney and Ken Wiles

Letting Investors Know About Your New Venture

Our expert explains how to publicly reach out to investors within the parameters of the JOBS Act.
Jay Turo
3 Ways for Women to Close the VC Gender Gap
Venture Capital

3 Ways for Women to Close the VC Gender Gap

Only 7 percent of U.S. venture capital deals go to women founders and CEOs. Let's change that statistic.
Michelle Goodman
8 Simple Steps to Create a Powerful Presentation
Presentations

8 Simple Steps to Create a Powerful Presentation

If not done correctly, presentations can me a huge waste of time for your audience. Here are eight ways to make a presentation more engaging -- and more memorable.
Daryl Spreiter
Want to Punch Up Your Presentation With Visuals? Here Are 5 Ways.
Presentations

Want to Punch Up Your Presentation With Visuals? Here Are 5 Ways.

If not done correctly, presentations can come off as dull and flat -- making them difficult to sit through. To get your audience more engaged in what you are saying and pitching, add some visuals to spice it up.
Drew Skau

The Basics of Pitching Investors

Our expert says having a firm grasp on what will make your company successful is key.
Dave Lavinsky
The Grind

Fundraising 101: The First Timer's Guide to Pitching Investors

Pitching to investors can be a daunting and at times, tough on an entrepreneur's confidence level. Here are a few tidbits of advice on pitching from an entrepreneur who has been there, done that.
Jamie Wong
Want to be a Rock-Star Panelist? Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach Offers Up Some Tips.
Presentations

Want to be a Rock-Star Panelist? Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach Offers Up Some Tips.

As more and more entrepreneurs are asked to speak on panels, many are feeling anxious on how to make the best impression. In his new book Pitch Perfect, Sheryl Sandberg's media coach Bill McGowan offers up advice.
Bill McGowan
How to Make Time Work for You When Pitching for Funds
Pitching investors

How to Make Time Work for You When Pitching for Funds

The hour of the day, minutes in a slide and when your idea will pay off will determine whether you'll see any money.
Harrison Monarth
Avoid the PowerPoint Trap by Having Less Wordy Slides
Public Speaking

Avoid the PowerPoint Trap by Having Less Wordy Slides

Don't let your slides distract an audience from the message you're delivering.
Carmine Gallo