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Getting Pitch Perfect

Getting Pitch Perfect

Having a great idea is just the beginning to getting your startup business off the ground.

Next comes the critical part: getting other people to buy into the promise and possibility. Here are some ideas for making your pitch unforgettable:

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    Know your story. What is the problem that you're addressing? How are you doing it? What's unique about your approach?

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    Practice. Practice. Practice. It's an obvious tip but one that can't be stressed enough.

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    Watch other pitches and learn what motivated you and what didn't.

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    Creativity counts. Audiences want something that awakens and inspires them.

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    Sell your idea as if it was a movie blockbuster. The possibilities are limitless.

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    Don't be the smartest guy / gal in the room. People appreciate humility and want to work with someone who values their talents.

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    Avoid projections. Save the predictions for later and let the idea stand on it's own.

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    Have a title and make it memorable. Make it short, impactful and especially sweet -- and invite them to come find you.

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