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Pitch Switch: Changing Sales Tactics Made This Reservation App Appealing to Restaurants
Marketing Bootcamp

Pitch Switch: Changing Sales Tactics Made This Reservation App Appealing to Restaurants

Greg Hong learned to hone his sales pitch over drinks. Save yourself the money and learn from his story.
The Bright Side of a Bad Pitch
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The Bright Side of a Bad Pitch

VCs hear it all, but the bad ideas can be as worthwhile as the good ones.
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
Radicals & Visionaries

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
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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
Remarkable Ways to Prepare for a Business Presentation
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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
Failure

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
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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