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.
Whether you are standing onstage in an auditorium speaking to an audience of 1000 or meeting a new client for the very first time, you will not succeed in influencing others unless you are able to connect with them first. Connection is absolutely essential to communication, especially if the message is important to you and to your audience. Connection is absolutely essential if you are going to persuade and to influence others.
John Gray’s book Men are from Mars has the subtitle ”The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex”. To Entrepreneurs, VCs might as well be the opposite sex. Most entrepreneurs don’t really understand them very well.