The Power of Pitching

The Power of Pitching

Just before Christmas I competed in the Finals of the Techtour European Venture Contest. Oddly enough, I was one of the category winners (this surprised me, but never underestimate the power of a good story). Since I am a serial entrepreneur and back after 9 years, Techtour interviewed me in a 5 minute video. Here is what I talked about: Why VOICE is so important to entrepreneurs who pitch Why preparing for and doing PITCHING is so important to entrepreneurs Why attending events like the EVC is critical to anyone…

A Tolerance for Silence 

A Tolerance for Silence 

Listening to Finnish entrepreneurs pitch, you would think it is a nation of Steven Hawkins voice impersonators with monotone, deadpan, and flat voices. But listen carefully and you will discover a real warmth underlying the cold exterior. What they taught me is that the Finns have a huge tolerance for silence.

Entrepreneur Success Factor? Words-Music-Dance

Entrepreneur Success Factor? Words-Music-Dance

Many entrepreneurs struggle. Some fail, yet some entrepreneurs succeed beyond their wildest dreams. What is the difference? What is the one key success factor that separates the winners from the losers? The winners are almost always great communicators.

The Secret to Pitching your Business in 30 seconds

The Secret to Pitching your Business in 30 seconds

If you can’t tell me in 30 seconds what you do and what you want, then I am not buying, investing or probably even listening any longer (except out of politeness). Successfully pitching a business idea in 30 seconds is much simpler than most people realize. Create powerful pitches using a Message Map. Here is how to do it.