Life's a Pitch!

Dr. Jeff Cornwall has a great post about how to pitch, which matters not only to entrepreneurs trying to get funding, but to anyone who ever needs to persuade someone of something in a short time... in other words... all of us .  

Short Version:

  1. Present a clear case of the problem and the solution. 
  2. Present with passion.
  3. Work on your delivery. 
  4. Know the audience.
  5. Practice, Practice, Practice.

I would add a #0: front-load credibility.  Make your second and third sentences be quick examples of ACTIONS/RESULTS you have taken to make the venture go from a concept towards success.

Read the whole thing here