While I might not be an expert, I'm certainly no beginner. Over the years I have done quite a lot of pitching. I've won a number of competitions including: 'The Pitch' a UK wide pitching competition, "The EDGE" competition winning £50,000 funding, and raising £150,000 seed funding from angel investors.
After a substantial amount of practising, I thought you might enjoy learning some of my pitching insights.
To start with... pitching is the skill to clearly communicate information verbally. Great pitching is the art of making that information exciting and motivational.
There is something very Scottish about not wanting to accept help, a stubborn pride that comes from growing up in the wee sunless country. I’ve always thought that coaching was something for people who just can’t handle their own stuff.
Peepshows continual mockery of coaching enforced my ostrich beliefs (when one decides to keep their head in the sand ignoring facts).
It was a pleasure to discover how wrong my preconceptions were. Over the last three months I’ve been receiving executive coaching from T C Kelly of Kelly Associates (Tom). Sometimes you don't see the forest for the trees and you don't realise that yo...
In this context I will refer to Mechanical Turk as a cost analysis between getting work done by a computer or getting work done by a human.
To provide some background. In our property technology software an estate agent can set viewing slots on a property, which a consumer can then book onto online. At present the agent must set day & time availability against every property. Some agents who let 40+ properties per month find this quite time consuming, and ask us to pre-set stan...
The chaos of Lahore is overwhelming. People ooze through the crowded streets in a never ending flow of human. I was fortunate to get a birds eye view of the mayhem from the safety of a mosque's minaret.
I found the economic disparity between east and west depressing. The people below were trying so hard to earn enough money to simply exist.
One person caught my eye, an older man who was wandering through the streets with a huge bunch of balloons. I observed him for about 5 minutes as he aimlessly ambled down the busy street, trying unsuccessfully to sell his balloons.