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Brilliant Pitch: What to know, do and say to make the perfect pitch

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  • Copyright 2009
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-374814-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-374814-7

In business, there is a moment when everyone has to make a pitch; it might be your own personal OK Corral, when the consequences of failure are too painful to even contemplate, but it will always be an occasion where the outcome really matters.

Brilliant Pitch will equip people to tackle pitch situations (however tough), improve their own skills and, importantly, leave them enthused about the idea of pitching and looking forward to the next one. It will do so first by outlining how to approach any pitch, then how to tailor the approach in different situations. There are secrets from the masters. There are pitch stories. (Such as the agency which pitched to British Rail, and deliberately kept them waiting in reception for an hour, with bad refreshments and no explanation for the delay…) The book brings the process to life, rather than simply listing things to do. It shows readers how they, too, can become great at pitching.

 Brilliant outcomes:

  • It eliminates the possibility of doing a 'bad' pitch
  • It will help readers get the content and preparation spot on by focusing on the needs of the audience.
  • It will help give readers tons of confidence so they’ll not only deliver brilliant pitches, but they’ll be eager to pitch time and time again.   

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Table of Contents

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1          So how good are you... really?

2          It's OK if you haven't done it before: the importance of clarity

3          Basic mistakes: ever seen Dragons' Den...?

4          How not to make assumptions – finding out what they really want

5          Now do your homework (sorry - no substitute)

6          The most important ‘p’ in pitch... is people

7          About teamwork

8          The time to win the pitch is before you do the pitch

9          Anytime, anyplace, anywhere: the 'elevator pitch'

10        What to do when what they want is not the same as what they need

11        Pitching for entrepreneurs: backing the rider or backing the horse

12        Victory is not about coming up with the right answer

13        Pitching to procurement professionals

14        Busking it: how to pitch without a pitch

15        Magic, theatre, genius and other myths about pitching

16        Masterclass: it doesn't get any better than this


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