Ep. 129 – The Business Power Pitch Deconstructed: Part 12 – Rocking Your Business Power Pitch

SIBP-Blog-NEW-5Now that you’ve created a rock-solid power pitch for your business, there’s only one question left to answer: How do you rock this thing? As well prepared as you are, you still have to stick the landing when it comes to the pitch itself. It’s time for a few pointers on connecting with your audience of potential investors.

In this final “finish line” episode of the Power Pitch series, host and business coach Tom Ryan explains the rookie mistakes many entrepreneurs make when pitching, and some simple tips to help you avoid them. As always, Tom is joined by producer and co-host Jason Pyles.

• Show opening, and recap of the “Power Pitch” series thus far

• Considerations for creating a dynamic pitch presentation:

  1. Energy: Passion is hugely important, because people invest in people
  2. Appearance: It’s not so much about what you’re wearing, but rather about looking prepared and presentable
  3. Delivery:Formal is less effective than conversational and engaging (like TED Talks)
  4. Anxiety: Acknowledge it, own it, and learn to compensate for it, because anxiety is real for everyone giving a presentation
    • Tom’s terrible first pitch story
  5. Preparation: Not only for the presentation, but also for the Q&A

Final Challenge: Combine all the pieces from the previous episodes, then send them into Tom. He’ll review them, then pick the best three outlines for one-on-one coaching.

• Sign off, and ways to contact the show

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