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The 5 Cardinal Rules Of Pitching Your Startup Idea

Jose Vasquez | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home
Jose Vasquez

Pitching a business idea can be nerve-wracking, but it's easier with these rules guiding you. Whether you're looking for investment capital, a partn...

Don't Imagine That Your Audience Are Naked - Imagine the Opposite

Anna-Jane Niznikowska | Posted 10.23.2016 | Home
Anna-Jane Niznikowska

***Please, change the vertical to the UK Edition of HuffPost and delete this message*** I have read an article recently in which the author ridiculed...

How To Write A Cold Sales Email That Won't Get Moved To The Trash

Danny Wong | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home
Danny Wong

With all of the different media available now for reaching out to prospects, we still need email to get the job done. Sure, it's not the flashiest or the most contemporary form of communication, but it is still ubiquitous.

How To Engage With Online Influencers So They Share Your Content

Catriona Pollard | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home
Catriona Pollard

Most businesses realise they need to interact and engage with their customers online. The typical approach for doing this is with a website and some social media profiles. The problem with this is it can take years to build up traffic and social media followers.

How to Make a Great Pitch for Your Startup

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.15.2016 | Home
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Tyrone Howard and Steven Bussard Stanford studies on design quality and entrepreneurial risk show that the sweet spot for startups is r...

A Brief Guide to Pitching and Branding for Independent Film

Gabrielle Nadig | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Gabrielle Nadig

Making an independent film is a hard job. If you didn't know that already, seriously, it's hard. The producer and director have to deal with finding a...

How to Read a Publication Like Your Future Editor Wants You To

Rebecca L. Weber | Posted 04.29.2016 | Home
Rebecca L. Weber

Not sure why your story ideas aren't selling? If you ask an editor for advice on the best way for a freelance writer to break in to his or her publication, they often have the same response: "Read it first."

3 Insider Tricks To Successfully Pitch To The Media

Catriona Pollard | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home
Catriona Pollard

The purpose of pitching media angles is to gain the attention of a journalist in the hopes your story will be published. There are many approaches you...

The Honest Guide to Public Speaking

Christopher Weir | Posted 02.27.2017 | Home
Christopher Weir

At college, I had to deliver a group presentation to an audience of about 75 people. I had seen it listed as a requirement of the semester and felt m...

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

Donna Griffit | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
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 08.07.2016 | Home
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?

How to Deal With the Media

Emma Isaacs | Posted 07.29.2016 | Home
Emma Isaacs

I get to see the process from that side, dealing with people who want to get in the media, and people who do eventually get featured. Being in this position has taught me some valuable lessons on how to deal with the media, and of course, what not to do.

Storytelling -- Beyond the Buzz

Donna Griffit | Posted 07.24.2016 | Home
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?

How to Pitch Investors Without Looking Like a Clueless, Lazy, Know-It-All

Lili Balfour | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home
Lili Balfour

For the past 8 years, I have been advising entrepreneurs on their growth and funding strategy. I've seen the worst and I've seen the best.

Perfecting the Pitch: How to Sell Better, Faster and Smarter

Danny Wong | Posted 06.07.2015 | Home
Danny Wong

When you pitch a client, it can feel as if this is your only chance to close the deal. Fortunately, even if they say no, you both can revisit the opportunity further down the line. But it may take weeks, months or years before you get a second chance.

Equity Crowdfunding Is Dead -- Long Live Equity Crowdfunding

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.05.2015 | Home
Victoria Silchenko

In life, whatever it is we are seeking will not arrive in the form we are expecting. Such is the case with raising equity in a post JOBS Act market -- something that fascinated but at the same time confused many business owners.

Inside the Shark Tank

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 12.29.2014 | Home
Nate Holzapfel

When I walked on to the stage of ABC's Shark Tank, and saw my belts hanging there on the rack, I felt a calmness that can only be described as, a peac...

You Know What They Say About a No-Hitter... It Takes a Village?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.02.2014 | Home
Emily Cornelius

The irony was not lost on this past Labor Day Monday when the Phillies bullpen staff worked together to earn a no-hitter.

3 Ways to Write Press Releases That Piss Off Journalists

Rosella LaFevre | Posted 09.28.2014 | Home
Rosella LaFevre

So what's going wrong? Well, here's a list of ways you can suck the life out of a PR pitch and piss off the people you decided to send it to.

'So What Do You Do?' How to Craft the Perfect Pitch

Bianca Rothschild | Posted 08.03.2014 | Home
Bianca Rothschild

Every small business needs a short, enticing answer to the question, 'what do you do?' A great pitch will quickly sum up who you are, what you do and why people will love doing business with you.

How I Got Creative Branding My Small Biz and You Can Too

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 07.13.2014 | Home
Deborah J. Levine

Many of us don't see that every detail, like the words we choose, contribute to our brand, even when we think no one's paying attention. The trick is to make our choices consciously, rather than randomly, as entrepreneurs are trained to do.

How to Disrupt and Dominate Any Industry

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.06.2014 | Home
Steve Mariotti

One key to entrepreneurship is and always has been disruption. In any market, the potential for a disruptive business is tantamount to guaranteed success.

For Immediate Release: Media Pitching Essentials That Can Help You Build Your Own PR Campaign

Marni Salup | Posted 11.25.2013 | Home
Marni Salup

With the abundance of channels and platforms populating today's media landscape, from online and mobile to traditional print and broadcast, marketers can employ various methods to communicate their brand messages. The nuances of communicating effectively are more critical now than ever.

The Art of the Elevator Pitch

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.20.2015 | Home
Dorie Clark

You're an aspiring entrepreneur on your way to beg for dollars, and you find yourself on the elevator next to Warren Buffett/Marc Andreesen/Santa. How do you make use of what could be the most important 30 seconds of your life?

Speak Up With Jimmy: Venture Capitalist David Hornik on How to Pitch Investors (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 10.21.2013 | Home
Jimmy Nguyen

While in Silicon Valley, I had some "Travel Talk" with venture capitalist David Hornik from August Capital. He gives advice on how, and how not, to give a good pitch to investors. Hint: It's all about telling a good story.