12 Easy Steps to a Perfect Pitch on OPEN Forum
Sociologist James Hughes said, “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” Nowhere is this more crucial than for individuals pitching an idea whose success often depends less on what is said, than on how it is said. Whether you’re presenting to potential investors, clients or customers, ace your next pitch with these 12 tips.
1. Get to the point fast.
2. Don’t use too many slides.
3. Establish the need.
4. Use a message map.
5. Use a multilevel structure to your pitch.
6. State who your competition is.
7. Include a sound bite.
8. Introduce the team.
9. Take “yes” for an answer.
10. Know your next step.
11. Learn from others.
12. Don’t beg.
(vía Outliers School.) un evento hecho para resolver 8 problemas a traves de ideación colectiva “Gran iniciativa@
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For marketers planning their next digital marketing campaigns, this map gives a clear representation of the various channels and options for developing a successful campaign. A reinterpretation of the classic London Underground Map, bringing digital marketing to life.
10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Testing a Business Idea
1. What is my customer profile?
2. What am I replacing?
3. How do I demonstrate this idea to others?
4. Who will I need on my team?
5. What resources do I need?
6. How long will my purchasing cycle be?
7. What’s a reasonable sales forecast?
8. How much growth potential does my idea offer?
9. Do I possess the necessary skills?
10. Can I see myself doing this for the next two years?
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A simple, impactful message by Steve Jobs:
When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you’re life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.