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12 Easy Steps to a Perfect Pitch on OPEN Forum

Sociologist James Hughes said, “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” Nowhere is this more crucial than for individuals pitching an idea whose success often depends less on what is said, than on how it is said. Whether you’re presenting to potential investors, clients or customers, ace your next pitch with these 12 tips.

1. Get to the point fast.
2. Don’t use too many slides.
3. Establish the need.
4. Use a message map.
5. Use a multilevel structure to your pitch.
6. State who your competition is.
7. Include a sound bite.
8. Introduce the team.
9. Take “yes” for an answer.
10. Know your next step.
11. Learn from others.
12. Don’t beg.

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