As I have stated many times on the blog and in my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, the best entrepreneurs are not the best visionaries. The ones that keep succeeding at it are those entrepreneurs that master the art of pitching. By being a good storyteller there are many positive things that you would …
|Scooped by Karen Dietz|
No matter your profession, title, position, or industry -- we are all in sales. So how do you pitch your project, idea, product or service to gain resources, close the sale, or raise funds?
This article gives us examples from 2 masters -- Elon Musk and Steve Jobs -- to show us how they did it, each in their own way. What I like about this post is how thorough it is, and how in depth it goes. The points made are solid.
You can read this post and then easily figure out how you'd make your pitch.
The author of the article, Alejandro Cremades, even offers a free pitch deck template to download. Which I did. It's a template to lay out a PowerPoint, not a template for how/when to weave stories into your pitch. Here are the slides you'll want to share stories on:
1, 2, 3, 10, 14, 15, and 16
Also, the final slide is missing -- the Closing. This is where you give an inspirational/humorous/provocative ending statement and action step. So add this slide in!