Here's the Pitch: How to Pitch Your Business to Anyone, Get Funded, and Win Clients

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 12, 2012 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Advice for every pitch situation a modern day entrepreneur will encounter

Whether you're pitching for funding, the media, or to potential customers and partners, to survive and succeed as an entrepreneur, you have to know how to deliver a high-impact pitch. Here's the Pitch reveals powerful proven techniques to get your audience to take the action you want. You'll learn the same strategies and tactics that have been used by entrepreneurs to raise millions of dollars, secure partnerships, and win big sales contracts.

Here's the Pitch provides advice for every possible pitch situation, including virtual and Web 2.0 pitches. This book:

  • Demonstrates proven, effective pitch techniques
  • Offers step-by-step advice for preparing your pitch
  • Helps you develop a confident, winning mind-set
  • Examines a range of pitch scenarios entrepreneurs frequently encounter

Don't lose out on your next big sale, bid for exposure, or investment proposal for lack of skills. Here's the Pitch provides a complete toolkit that will enable you to deliver a confident, engaging, and successful pitch.

 

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Contents

The Power Dynamics of the Pitch
Stand and Deliver
Engage and Inspire
Handling Questions
AttentionGrabbing Pitches
The ePitch
Pitch Materials
The Sales Pitch
The Investor Pitch
Crowdfunding
Pitching the Media
Develop a Winning MindSet
Structure
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

MARTIN SOORJOO is a pitch strategist and founder of the San Francisco–based Investor Pitch Clinic (IPC). He coaches entrepreneurs across the United States, Canada, Europe, and India, helping them launch and raise funding. Prior to founding the IPC, Martin spent fifteen years as an attorney. He has worked with start-ups and investors, including senior investment bankers, venture capitalists, and angel investors. This experience equipped him with unique insights into the challenges start-ups face and how investors make their decisions. He is a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and expert in body language.

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