Whether you're an executive director writing a gala speech or a CEO developing a keynote, planning what you say from start to finish can make or break your talk.
If you focus your energy exclusively on positives when presenting a new idea, you’ll lose credibility. If you want to win the pitch, you need to also address The Cons.
After a talk, it’s common to field a host of unwieldy questions that are all over the map. Why wait for the audience to come up with the questions when you can guide them to key themes?
As much as you prepare for a Q&A, there will still be questions you can’t anticipate or worse—someone’s bound to throw a body shot. For tips on how to respond when someone hurls an insult, it’s best to study the master, Steve Jobs.
I want to help you build resilience so you can bounce back when things go awry during a talk, presentation or pitch. The trick? Insert intentionally-disruptive moments into your rehearsals.
We all know that public speaking can be terrifying, but why?
Welcome to the first issue of the Pitch DNA Insider. You’ve joined a select group of thought leaders, startup founders and industry go-getters who are committed to mastering the art (and science) of pitching.
Years ago, I moved from the West Coast to Boston for a new career opportunity. While my days were filled learning about a new industry, my nights were mostly free to explore the city. There was one thing that I knew I wanted to do right away - connect with startups and entrepreneurs who were creating big things.