Pitching

I Tried to Cut a Deal With Jeff Bezos to Help My Hometown. Here's What Happened (and the Lessons I Learned).

Here are a few valuable lessons I learned after presenting a proposal to Amazon's Jeff Bezos.

Justin Vandehey

Reporters Often Come Around to Pitches — But Only If You Stay Top of Mind. Here's How to Do It.

Sometimes even the best media pitches fail due to poor timing. Here's what you can do when this happens to you.

David Martin

Harness This Effective Public Relations Practice for A Better Online Presence

Your business may be caught up in new marketing, but effective marketing comes by connecting directly to journalists and your audience

Jigar Thakkar

This Pitch Scored a $250,000 Investment -- But It Almost Didn't Happen

Canceled flights and zero sleep didn't stop Alicia Tulsee from finding success on 'Elevator Pitch.'

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid to Brag When Pitching Investors

I've sat through countless pitch decks over the years, and too many founders focus on their idea rather than their execution. Humility isn't going to get you funded, so here's how to advertise your accomplishments to investors the right way.

Donna Griffit

5 Tips for Taking Your Pitch Deck From Seed to Series A

Here are the five most important elements of a great pitch deck for your growing startup to take it to Series A.

Daria Gonzalez

How to Capitalize on Current Trends and Get Featured In Media

Turns out, a killer story with a creative twist isn't enough to get your pitch accepted. Here's how to really pique a journalist's attention.

Natasha Zo

A Cognitive Scientist Reveals Why We Choke Under Pressure and How to Avoid It

Cognitive scientist and president of Barnard College Sian Beilock discusses how we "get in our own way" when it matters most and shares strategies to help prepare for success when the stakes are high.

Amanda Breen

7 Tips for Creating the Perfect Pitch

Whether selling your content idea to a publication editor or CEO, it's essential to do your homework and prepare a pitch that hits the mark.

Scott Baradell

5 Steps to Pitching Like a Pro

Here's how to sell your big idea, so you can seal your next deal.

Mark Miller

If You Want Your Pitches to Improve, Use These 3 Simple Tips

Most people think a pitch is all about how well they give a presentation but the reality is that's only one piece of the 'successful pitch' pie. There are other areas of the meeting that need to be considered - starting with understanding what motivates other people in the room.

How to Sell Your Story Through Your Pitch Deck

Venture capitalists' attention spans are at their shortest, but a concise, attractive and effective pitch deck can catch their interest.

Dan Conner