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In Basketball and Business, What Separates Winners and Losers?

In Basketball and Business, What Separates Winners and Losers?

Little things make a difference, so you need to prepare yourself well.
Have an Idea for the Cokes or Apples of the World? 6 Ways to Get Their Attention.

Have an Idea for the Cokes or Apples of the World? 6 Ways to Get Their Attention.

Pitching a product at one of these mega companies isn't as daunting as you may think.
7 Power Tools of Persuasion

7 Power Tools of Persuasion

Don't undermine your presentation with qualifiers that undercut the message. Give your breakthrough ideas the striking presentation they deserve.

Put Your Best Foot Forward at Conferences and Trade Shows

Our expert advises a reader about the most effective ways to connect with potential partners and clients at big events.
Delta and LinkedIn Team Up For In-Flight Networking Project

Delta and LinkedIn Team Up For In-Flight Networking Project

LinkedIn and Delta create partnership to match up mentors and mentees on planes en route to industry events.
Avoid the PowerPoint Trap by Having Less Wordy Slides

Avoid the PowerPoint Trap by Having Less Wordy Slides

Don't let your slides distract an audience from the message you're delivering.
3 Ways Public Humiliation Made Me a Stronger Entrepreneur

3 Ways Public Humiliation Made Me a Stronger Entrepreneur

A pitch gone horribly wrong at SXSW helped ground the founder of a solar energy company.
Pitching for Profits: Delivering a Presentation Investors Love

Pitching for Profits: Delivering a Presentation Investors Love

Entrepreneurs only have a short window of time to impress investors with the hopes of snagging funds. Here are a few pointers on how to get their attention and hopefully their money.
The Magical Number That Will Amplify Your Next Presentation

The Magical Number That Will Amplify Your Next Presentation

Many of the most persuasive TED Talks are packed with trios. You should follow the speakers' lead.
The One Basic Skill Every Startup CEO Needs

The One Basic Skill Every Startup CEO Needs

When it comes to getting the word out about your business, startups need this one skill to get noticed.
Need an Investor? Ditch the Pitch.

Need an Investor? Ditch the Pitch.

The term pitching has been ingrained in our head as a means to get funding. Yet, an entrepreneur's spiel could lead to an investor yawning instead of opening up their wallet.
Want to Sell Your Ideas? Tell Engaging Stories.

Want to Sell Your Ideas? Tell Engaging Stories.

People don't want to be barraged by numbers and statistics. Instead, connect with them on a personal level.
The 9 P's to Prepare for Pitching Panic

The 9 P's to Prepare for Pitching Panic

Pitching to investors is part of the game. Yet, for many entrepreneurs getting up and presenting your idea can be downright petrifying. Here are a few tips on how to get through the presentation and seal the deal.
To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

In the startup world, selling your vision in a PowerPoint presentation is so passe. To get the attention of VCs, prototypes are a must. Here is why.
3 Ways to Boost Your 'Executive Presence' While Pitching for Funding

3 Ways to Boost Your 'Executive Presence' While Pitching for Funding

An entrepreneur has precious little time to convince anyone they are the real deal. Here are some ways to help your chances.
3 Tricks to Building Value When You Sell

3 Tricks to Building Value When You Sell

If you want to set yourself up for failure, pitch features. If you want to be successful, focus on the end outcome.
10 Key Elements of a Perfect Investor Pitch

10 Key Elements of a Perfect Investor Pitch

One of the first steps on your way to making an idea a reality is pitching. Here are 10 ways to make sure you ace your presentation.

The Do's and Don'ts of Giving a Killer Presentation

When presenting to investors you will either nail it or put people to sleep. Here is what to know about making your presentation a success. .
Here Is How to Get a VC's Attention

Here Is How to Get a VC's Attention

With an onslaught of startups looking to raise funds, entrepreneurs need to have their game face on to get the attention of a VC. Here are three tips to help you with your approach.
7 Ways to Kill a Perfect Investor Pitch

7 Ways to Kill a Perfect Investor Pitch

The very fact that investors are in front of you means they’re interested in hearing your pitch. You already have their attention; the trick is keeping it.
Sound Advice: How to Make Your Voice More Effective

Sound Advice: How to Make Your Voice More Effective

How you articulate reveals a lot about your sincerity, credibility and confidence. Here are some tips to use your voice more effectively the next time you pitch your business or give a presentation.
Can Entrepreneurs Really Wear What They Want?

Can Entrepreneurs Really Wear What They Want?

You may be your own boss, but that doesn't mean you should pull a Mark Zuckerberg and wear hoodies to investor meetings. Here's some advice.
The 10 Most Horrible 'Shark Tank' Pitches Ever

The 10 Most Horrible 'Shark Tank' Pitches Ever

As viewers await the reality show's fifth season premiere, here's a look back on the 10 worst pitches we've seen so far.
How Not to Bomb the Pitch of Your Dreams (Like This Writer Did)

How Not to Bomb the Pitch of Your Dreams (Like This Writer Did)

Ask the right questions and be prepared and you'll avoid screwing up on a pitch that's big for your business.
How Can I Pitch My Product to Large Companies?

How Can I Pitch My Product to Large Companies?

While gaining the attention and trust of big box brands isn't easy, see steps you can take to help get your product on the market.

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