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

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

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.
4 Tips for Crafting the Perfect Elevator Pitch

4 Tips for Crafting the Perfect Elevator Pitch

The only way to really stand out when networking is to have an interesting and memorable conversation. Here are some suggestions.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: 4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: 4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

The 'Shark Tank' investor and real estate mogul discusses the necessity of extreme optimism and why logic can be dangerous
Want to be a Rock-Star Panelist? Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach Offers Up Some Tips.

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.
How to Make Time Work for You When Pitching for Funds

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.
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.

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