PPW

Ex 00.5: Are you roadshow ready?

I encourage you to have a full portfolio of pitches before you start raising your profile in your community. They don’t need to be perfect, but being prepared for the most common opportunities for communication will help you stay on track and build your reputation as a professional. Evaluate your readiness for a roadshow before …

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Ex 00.2: Prioritize your ask

In EXERCISES & QUIZ: PPP Part 1, you and your team should focus on complete honesty and openness. If you want to keep your responses private for your team only, then do not upload them, that’s fine. For the EXERCISES & QUIZ: PPP Part 2 Exercises, please only include information that you are comfortable sharing within our group. vSimple: …

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Ex 00.1: What do you want?

In EXERCISES & QUIZ: PPP Part 1, you and your team should focus on complete honesty and openness. If you want to keep your responses private for your team only, then do not upload them, that’s fine. For the EXERCISES & QUIZ: PPP Part 2 Exercises, please only include information that you are comfortable sharing …

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4. Digital pitches

Digital versions of your company pitch(es) can be delivered via videos and your social media channels using the same approach as for presentation, verbal and print pitches. Your website is a special case: in some ways, it is your important pitch.  After all, it is available 24/7 and it is usually the first place that investors and customers go to learn more about you …

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3. Print pitches

My favorite written pitch is the executive summary: no more than both sides of one sheet of paper, with just enough text to address the top 3 to 5 strongest points from your 10-minute pitch.  Investors are increasingly requesting a one-pager in place of a deck, so that is another reason to put focused effort …

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2. Verbal pitches

Your one-minute elevator pitch and your three-minute cocktail party pitch are two examples of this informal type of pitch that you should use daily to build your network.  Take the top 3 to 5 points from your ten-minute pitch and distill them down to fit into the time available. You will be best served by …

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1. Presentations

10 Minute Pitches 10 minutes, in my opinion, is the ideal presentation length to prepare when you have been asked to pitch to investors or to decision makers at a customer site. Ten minutes is long enough to cover all the essential dimensions of your value proposition, but short enough that you should be able …

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