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

Emily Cornelius | Posted 09.03.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | 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 11.09.2013 | 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.

Dear Entrepreneur, Avoid First-Impression Mistakes

Anthony Tjan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anthony Tjan

If people prepped as much for an important business meeting as they did for a first date, there would be a lot more business success stories.

Tom Willis, No-Armed Pitcher, Makes Pro Baseball Tour

aolnews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Tom Willis is proud to say that, unlike some honorees whose first pitch bounces its way to the catcher, his throws usually go the entire 60-foot-6-inc...

Wilson Delivered for the Giants. Do You Deliver When It's the Bottom Of the 9th?

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

If you're not a baseball fan you may not know who Brian Wilson is. He is a relief pitcher for the San Francisco Giants and, as a "closer", his job is...

Beanball Anniversary

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The beanball has flourished in baseball ever since pitchers were first allowed to throw overhand in the late 1880s. In an effort to keep batters "unsettled," pitchers would throw inside; if the batter was hit, the benefits outweighed the costs.

The Language of Venture Capital

Michele Colucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michele Colucci

I've started to familiarize myself with the terminology necessary to operate in this world of building a business. I realized that women in particular are very disadvantaged by not knowing this language.

The Entrepreneur's Number One Frustration

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Ok, so you've finally decided to flex your entrepreneurial muscles and lo and behold, you invent the better mousetrap. Unfortunately you don't have the money to market or promote your new device.

Cliff Lee, Chase Utley Dismantle Yankees In Game One

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Look out for Cliff Lee, Chase Utley and this New Red Machine. Lee outdueled CC Sabathia, Utley homered twice and the Philadelphia Ph...