[PODCAST] - Pitch With Confidence: 5 Things To Do Today with Tracy Bell
“Entrepreneurs are ALWAYS pitching. We are pitching ourselves and our services, our products and offers, we are pitching partnerships, sponsorship's, features, endorsement deals, we’re pitching potential employers, new acquaintances, and in some cases we’re even pitching for funding. Heck, as parents we’re even pitching for less screen time and more vegetables every dang day! Safe to say having the ability to hone an effective pitch is a pretty essential tool in business and in life,” says Kelly Lawson on The WORKSHOP WEEKLY podcast.
Kelly Lawson (also a local entrepreneur, our brand’s photographer, and friend J) so kindly sat down with our Co-Founder and CEO to chat about the craft and importance of pitching.
IN this EPISODE, TRACY chats ABOUT:
- How she became an accidental entrepreneur after a health scare
- Her behind the scenes experience on Dragons Den
- The most important thing you need to understand before you pitch anything to anyone
- The key to a successful pitch (hint: it’s not what you might think)
- Tips for identifying TMI in a pitch.
- That compelling stories are essential for your pitch and how to hone yours.
- The anatomy of the perfect pitch.
- How to anticipate questions and answer them proactively.
- The common mistakes people make when making their pitch and how to avoid them.
- Tips for combating your nerves.
- The importance of attracting the FULL attention of a room while making your pitch and how to do it.
- The number one thing you need to be doing today, to ensure getting a YES after your pitch.
WHEN ASKED WHAT IS THE ONE THING TRACY WANTED LISTENERS TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS EPISODE…
“Imagine that you are in the lobby of an office building or hotel and all of the sudden you spot someone you always wanted to talk to, maybe a famous person, maybe an advisor, someone who might be a mentor, someone you would love to talk to… They ask you what you do and you have 30 seconds to 1 minute to pitch. Decide today what you would say to answer the question of what you do, why they should care, and what you can say to get them to a place of wanting to learn more.”
You can check out the entire podcast here.