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The Successful Pitch with John Livesay

The Successful Pitch interviews thought leaders, speakers and authors as well as successful startups who share their secrets in raising funding, Investors give inside tips on what they look for when they hear a pitch. Join your host, The Pitch Whisperer and author John Livesay as he provides insights on how to make your pitch compelling, easy to understand and inspiring. John is a keynote speaker on Getting To Yes and shares tips on going from invisible to irresistible to win new clients.
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May 1, 2015

 

Episode Summary

Jim Beach has successfully pitched the White House and has a radio show that plays on 11 FM stations called School for Startups. He talks to John about his successes, how to pitch the right way, what rock stars in an elevator is about, and much more on today's episode.

Key Takeaways

  • 02:30 - Jim shares a little bit about how he got started.
  • 07:35 - Jim and Chris created 14 rock star pitches for their rock stars in an elevator concept.
  • 11:10 - Check out Entrepreneur DNA and Bosidna.com to find out what kind of entrepreneur you are.
  • 14:45 - Pitching at the White House
  • 18:00 - Be very honest with your potential investors. Dump out your dirty laundry first.
  • 25:00 - People remember stories, so always tell a story when it comes to promoting your business.
  • 27:30 - It's very easy to hack Google Maps and it can hurt small business owners.

Tweetables

The keys to being successful is having an enticing opening to your pitch...
As an entrepreneur, you're going to get a rejection 9 out of 10 times.
It's more important to find someone who has a different entrepreneurial DNA...

Links Mentioned

Entrepreneurial DNA by Joe Abraham
bosiDNA Exposing Google Maps by Jim Beach
School for Startups Radio
Jim on Twitter: @EntrepreneurJim
JimBeach.com

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