Pitching

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Forget the Elevator Pitch. Try Catchy Hallway Conversation Starters Instead.
Communications

Forget the Elevator Pitch. Try Catchy Hallway Conversation Starters Instead.

What's the most strategic way to casually market your idea to someone? Can it really be done in 30 seconds?
Jurgen Appelo
How to Strike Up a Sales Conversation With Someone You Know
Sales

How to Strike Up a Sales Conversation With Someone You Know

As entrepreneurs, we all know people who could benefit from our professional assistance. Here is how to begin the conversation without sounding too 'salesy.'
Dorie Clark
9 Juicy 'Extras' to Offer Journalists That Can Instantly Sweeten Any PR Pitch
Press coverage

9 Juicy 'Extras' to Offer Journalists That Can Instantly Sweeten Any PR Pitch

If you want publicity, you have to make it as easy -- and enticing -- as possible for journalists to jump on your story.
Joan Stewart
9 Tips for Winning Investors in the 5 Minutes You Have Their Attention
Pitching

9 Tips for Winning Investors in the 5 Minutes You Have Their Attention

Mark Twain noted few souls are saved after the first 10 minutes of the sermon. Your pitch has, maybe, half that time.
Carolina Leon
9 Elements of an Irresistible Business Pitch
Business Pitches

9 Elements of an Irresistible Business Pitch

Once you've mastered the essentials of your pitch, you can make it as unique as you and what you have to offer.
Ellen DaSilva and Alex Taub

Choose the Right Incubator for Your Startup

Our expert explains what factors should go into your decision.
Jason Johnson
7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Exhibiting at a Trade Show
Trade Shows

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Exhibiting at a Trade Show

Do it right, and a trade show can lead to more funding, new customers and lots of buzz.
Michelle Goodman
3 Tips for Landing Press for Your Startup
Press coverage

3 Tips for Landing Press for Your Startup

Building relationships is key to getting the coverage you want.
Nina Zipkin
A 14-Step Guide to Being Consistently Pitch Perfect
Pitching investors

A 14-Step Guide to Being Consistently Pitch Perfect

Your pitch is not just what you tell investors. It's your message to everyone interested enough in your company to ask you about it.
David Brown
Press coverage

4 Insider Tips to Reach Tech Reporters

Media coverage can greatly benefit your company. Use these four strategies to up your chances of being written about.
Zach Cutler
4 Ways to Build Trust Quickly
Trust

4 Ways to Build Trust Quickly

Entrepreneurs don't have years or even months to build trust. To get sales quickly, they need to act quickly.
Dorie Clark
4 Tips to Help Introverts Nail a Presentation
Presentations

4 Tips to Help Introverts Nail a Presentation

A lot of people get scared of presenting in front of groups but for introverts, it can be especially challenging. Here are a few pieces of advice on how to make presenting a little less painful.
Ricky Pelletier
The 3 Questions You Should Focus on During a Pitch Competition
The Grind

The 3 Questions You Should Focus on During a Pitch Competition

During pitch competitions, entrepreneurs must go head to head with other ambitious founders to try and win a piece of the funding pie. To prepare for these competitions, entrepreneurs should concentrate on these three questions.
AJ Agrawal
3 Ways Entrepreneurs Swing and Miss at a Funding Pitch
Pitching investors

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Swing and Miss at a Funding Pitch

Often entrepreneurs focus on the wrong things during a pitch session, resulting in a strikeout instead of a home run.
Bryan Stolle