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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?

How to Deal With the Media

Emma Isaacs | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
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 07.29.2015 | 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?

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

Lili Balfour | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
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 | Business
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 | Small Business
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 | Business
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 | Sports
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 | Media
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 | Small Business
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 | Small Business
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 | Business
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 | Business
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 | Small Business
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 | Technology
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.

Caution: Do Not Pitch Yourself Like This, Ever

Ashley Ambirge | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Ashley Ambirge

I hate when there's an elephant in the room. And let's face it -- we've got quite a few elephants roaming around the online community. One of them is the fact that everybody's trying to pitch everything, yet nobody knows HOW to pitch anything.

Is America's Pastime Dying a Slow Death?

Joey Spitz | Posted 10.01.2013 | Sports
Joey Spitz

The truth of the matter is that baseball, though destined to remain a touchstone of American history, will continue to be marginalized in a culture of instant gratification.

Entrepreneurship 101: The 'Best' Startup Pitch Deck & How to Raise Venture Capital

J. Skyler Fernandes | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
J. Skyler Fernandes

So where do you start? Your pitch! You can pitch even before you have a fully-functional technology or any business operations.

6 Influencer Engagement Tips From the TV Show Shark Tank

Blake Landau | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business
Blake Landau

Whether it's an investor or an influencer, there will come a time when you have only five minutes to make the most important pitch of your life. That brings me to one of the best shows on television, Shark Tank.

5 Tips to Sharpen Your Pitch for Funding

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 01.12.2013 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

The nature, extent, scope and tone of the pitch have numerous permutations and combinations depending on the scenario.

Why Women Can't Get Away From 'Soft' News

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women

A recent study by the Op-Ed Project found that while women wrote half or more of the editorials last year on gender, family, and style, their share of...

How Much Is a 'Million Dollar Arm, But a 10 Cent Head' Worth Now?

Ben Berkon | Posted 07.11.2012 | Sports
Ben Berkon

For those who didn't know, it's the 22 year anniversary of the film Bull Durham. The movie is a fan favorite for a variety of reasons.

Foot Supports in Baseball Cleats Are the Keys to Staying Balanced

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 03.11.2012 | Sports
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Spring is just around the corner and all the high school and college teams are getting ready to put on their cleats and play Americas favorite pastime, baseball, once again.

The Three Cs Of Startup Pitching

Patrick FitzGerald | Posted 03.11.2012 | Small Business
Patrick FitzGerald

The best entrepreneurs know that pushing for clear, concise messaging will help shape a uniform investor pitch, a magnetic brand, lucid selling points for the media, and if you're lucky, maybe your mom will actually understand what it is that you do for a living.

Serial Entrepreneur Carol Realini Shares Tips for Raising Venture Capital

Angie Chang | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business
Angie Chang

Carol's Law of "10-5-3-1" is her tried-and-true method to manage your venture capital pipeline.