Have you watched Shark Tank? We are addicted to this show in our entrepreneurial family. The premise is that people pitch their business ideas to five top investors who are entrepreneurs themselves.
The most uncomfortable presentations, when people look nervous, lack focus and important information is not conveyed, lead to lost credibility and ultimately lost investment.
It takes three steps to have a successful pitch:
A. You must have a clear, consistent message when pitching an idea, product or business.
B. It is imperative to be in control of your behaviors and come across as a person investors can trust and believe in.
C. Stop talking and listen when questions are asked. Take each question and reinforce your core idea with the answer.
Are you pitching an idea? Contact me at email@example.com to have an assessment of your messaging and personal brand.