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What Women Can Learn About Pitching From 'The Voice'

Jen Mojo | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Jen Mojo

Like any speaker getting ready to deliver a keynote, you've got to know your audience -- and your audience will be mostly men -- period. But men are simply investors with a different gender and at the end of the day, they are motivated by the same things you are: getting good business done.

Going Up? -- The 'Elevator Pitch' -- Be Ready to Tell Your Story on the Go

Donna Griffit | Posted 09.13.2015 | Business
Donna Griffit

I truly believe that we can help luck along by being prepared for opportunity when it knocks. And one of the must-have tools in our storytelling arsenal is the infamous Elevator Pitch - or the "quickpitch" as I have often dubbed it.

The Villain is the Hero of Your Story

Donna Griffit | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Donna Griffit

What do Star Wars, Silence of the Lambs and The Dark Knight have in common? Well yes, they all were huge Box Office hits. But they also have a larger than life Villain. Who can ever forget Darth Vader? Hannibal Lecter or Heath Ledger's haunting version of the Joker?

Startup Insider: RISE Conference Recap -- Time For Asia To Think 'Global'

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

There was a lot of hype and buzz involved when Web Summit announced that they were holding their first ever event in Asia, the RISE Conference. Web Summit is the technology conference held in Dublin, Ireland. Web Summit has grown from 400 to over 22,000 attendees since it started back in 2011 but RISE Conference started out with a bang with over 5000 attendees from over 75 countries.

Storytelling -- Beyond the Buzz

Donna Griffit | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Donna Griffit

Storytelling - it seems to be one of the hottest buzz words today. Everyone is saying that you must know how to be a good storyteller - but does anyone really know what that means?

#Startups: Low-Tech Pitches Rule the High-Tech World

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.21.2015 | Technology
Jason Schmitt

Regardless of Web 3.0 collective intelligence--and the 128GB smartphone in the pocket--the digital crutches are stripped away as the startup founder takes the stage to tell her startup story and seek venture capital funding.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How April Cuenca's Journey to 51 Provinces in the Philippines Led to the Creation of Tourism Startup FlipTrip

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.27.2015 | Travel
David Ongchoco

Cuenca explained, "Fliptrip is your gateway to finding new destinations. Find an unexpected paradise and have a great adventure right here in the Philippines." FlipTrip connects tourists to local communities, organizing you transportation, activities, accommodation and itinerary.

Overwhelmed By Your Life? Perhaps It Is Time to Simplify

Melissa Heisler | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

If you had millions of dollars, what would you do? Buy an expensive house and car? How about a used van and park it by the ocean? That is exactly what...

Tickle Some Funny Bones at Your Next Speaking Engagement

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 03.24.2015 | Books
M. Shannon Hernandez

Whether preparing for a business presentation, giving a wedding toast, defending your thesis or raising money from investors, remember one thing at your next public speaking engagement: Once you step on stage you are in show business.

How I Got My Startup Into Techstars

Startup Weekend | Posted 09.20.2014 | Technology
Startup Weekend

By: Brandt 'Bubba' Page, Founder and CEO of Last February, I attended a Startup Weekend in Provo, Utah not really knowing what to expec...

The Litmus Test for Your Elevator Pitch

Rajesh Setty | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Whatever it is you are selling, we all know that you need to craft and deliver a good elevator pitch. But... How do you know if your elevator pit...

5 Essential Tools for Start-Up Entrepreneurs

Tanyella Evans | Posted 10.07.2013 | Small Business
Tanyella Evans

As an entrepreneur, sometimes it's hard to know what tools you need to be successful and what is superfluous. Especially for a start-up, hitting the ground running is essential. So I have put together my personal top five list of essential tools for any start-up, and how they have helped me in starting my own venture.

Funding Your Small Business: Bootstrapping vs. Venture Capitalists

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 08.03.2013 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

If you want to keep near-complete control of your business and can make the decisions necessary to keep a business afloat when it's tight, then it may be best to simply make do with what you have.

The Relentless Publicist & The Bad Blogger

Mihal Freinquel | Posted 04.19.2012 | Style
Mihal Freinquel

Thanking her for checking in was probably a bad move, as she continued to do so three more times within a month. Finally, though, after it seemed the publicist's emails would never ever end, I got real. I had to.

5 Reasons to Take Down the Elevator Pitch

Allison Graham | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Allison Graham

People have actually gotten so tripped up on their own elevator pitch that they'll start over again and ask for a re-do mid conversation. How does that create the foundation for a trusting relationship?

The New Girls Network: Building A Bigger Pie For High-Growth Women-Led Companies

Women 2.0 | Posted 04.29.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

There are incredible things happening in the startup world for women entrepreneurs.

Lowering Holiday Stress With The Help Of Handel's Messiah

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

There's no doubt the pitch around the holidays is elevated. But perhaps, when we make conscious efforts to lower the pitch, the music we make in our lives will be that much more beautiful.

Making The Pitch: What A 20-Year Old Whiz Kid Did Right

Porter Gale | Posted 11.30.2011 | Small Business
Porter Gale

What are the biggest factors in landing your pitch? I had an opportunity to witness what it takes in the flesh while eating breakfast with Brian Wong, a 20-year whiz kid and the CEO of Kiip.

How To Relax At A Pitch Meeting

Sharon Jakubecy | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business
Sharon Jakubecy

Here are 10 strategies to calm your nerves before you pitch your idea.