If you're an entrepreneur, you likely have several versions of a pitch that introduces, explains, and hooks investors to your offering. But how can you refine that pitch to produce the results your business needs?
We talked with two seasoned pros who won recent pitch competitions to get their top five tips for executing a great pitch.
In our third post inspired by Crystal Beasley's nerd story, one of our user experience researchers, Gina, describes the long journey that brought her from studying mathematics to working in tech and at Prezi. Over the next several weeks, we will be giving space for some of the amazing women who work at Prezi to share the journeys that brought them here—and we hope that by sharing our stories, we can increase the number of female role models in tech and inspire women to follow their passion wherever it may lead.
In this guest post, Terry Gault, Managing Partner and Vice President of The Henderson Group, provides insight into how to become a better presenter by avoiding a few common mistakes. Terry oversees all curriculum and services at The Henderson Group. In addition he is responsible for the selection, training and development of all trainers and facilitators for The Henderson Group, and has been an instructor with the Henderson Group for over 15 years.
Having coached clients on presentation skills since 1997, I’ve noticed some clear patterns in the behavior of inexperienced presenters.
The list follows with detailed explanations below. I’ve included suggestions on how to be more effective.
With the new year come new opportunities—opportunities to connect with fresh clients, investors, and partners as you grow your business. But it’s 2014, and the old methods of networking and pitching just aren’t going to cut it anymore. Your five-year-old company overview slide deck is tired, and the world is tired of seeing it. You need something with a bit more pizazz, that will make your potential customers look up from their phones for a change.