How to Pitch for Success and Improve Your Influence
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- 4 downloadable resources
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Identify the basic building blocks of a good pitch.
- Recognize effective structure in a speech or presentation.
- Develop a basic hook for a pitch that catches attention.
- Outline the story elements necessary for a cohesive presentation.
- Delineate between good and bad non-verbal elements of a pitch.
- Detail how to get someone's permission before pitching.
- Name the role authenticity plays in an effective pitch.
- List the three main purposes of a pitch and how they work together.
- Explain what Hollywood can teach us all about pitching and winning.
- A computer with a good Internet connection (for lessons and examples).
- Time for lessons and exercises... designed to be bite sized but each lesson will take about 10 minutes.
- An open mind and a willingness to expand your knowledge.
Course Updated 12/30/15: Update included brand new video recordings, updated lessons for all sections, new interactive activity sheets for all lessons, new free resources and examples.
Join over 5,400 students taking this course to learn powerful techniques that help you whenever you need to pitch. Freelancers, entrepreneurs, and professionals.
I’ve been presenting and pitching as a sales person, trainer and coach for 30 years. Now I'm sharing the techniques I used to close millions of dollars in business and to successfully launch my online training business.
What You'll Learn in This Course:
- Discover the secret formula that can make your pitch powerful for inspiring your audience to act.
- Leverage your own individual strengths to connect with an audience of one, or of many quickly.
- Learn to structure for creating a pitch that will be comfortable and interesting at the same time.
- Recognize the elements of a good pitch so you can incorporate them into your own presentations, making you more effective and more influential.
Who Can Benefit From this Course?
Whether you’re a freelancer looking for a gig, a professional preparing for a job interview or an entrepreneur who wants to start your own business, you will benefit from knowing these helpful tricks and techniques.
This course is for anyone who wants to be more effective pitching to investors, selling to customers, or just presenting for work in a project meeting. If you are looking to improve your presentation skills, your public speaking skills, or your leadership skills then this course is for you. Inside you will gain access to simple to use, easy to learn tips that make you pitch more effectively, speak more confidently, and present more comfortably.
Is It Going to Be Boring and Dull?
Using short video lessons in conjunction with examples from speakers and leaders I will show you how to identify the keys to making your pitch memorable and engaging. Pitching is about influence and inspiring others to act. So no, not dull and dreary at all!
Learn to Amp Up Your Presentations
Enroll in the course and I will teach you how to use story structure to create presentations that inspire and let you lead with authority. Being a leader means mastering leadership skills, like communicating effectively and being able to rally a group to action.
This course will give you a fundamental understanding of what makes a pitch good and how to avoid some pitfalls that prevents many people from achieving their goals.
- Freelancers who want to network for jobs and gigs.
- Professionals who are preparing for a job interview.
- Anyone who attends (or wants to attend) business networking events.
- Entrepreneurs who need to pitch to customers or investors.
In this lesson we will learn how pitching an communicating affect your daily life, why most people don't get better at pitching and the one thing you absolutely do when you pitch before anything else can happen.
When you finish the lesson click on the Resources tab to the right. Download the pdf worksheet and click on the link to watch the video. Then answer the questions in the first section about the talk.
In this lesson you will discover the difference between information and a pitch, what every pitch ultimate aspires to accomplish, and how pitching can have a positive impact on your leadership.
Now move on to the second section of Worksheet #1 and answer the questions. If you need to watch the video again to refresh your memory click the link in the Resources tab.
In this lesson we will talk about how the film industry pitches and what you can learn from it.
After watching the lesson click on the link to the movie trailer in the Resources tab to the right. Then answer the relevant questions in the second section of Worksheet #2.
This lesson focuses on the specific structure a pitch needs in order to resonate with any audience and how to use it in your own pitch.
When you finish the lesson video download Worksheet #3 from the Resources tab to the right and answer the questions in section one. Then move on to the next video.
This lesson centers around how we use the elements of a pitch to create momentum and direction when we present our ideas.
When you finish the lesson move on to the next video and watch the speech excerpt.
Watch this excerpt from the 1961 Inaugural Address and answer the associated questions on Worksheet #3.
In this lesson we will discuss a classic mistake many people make networking, and how to avoid it, as well as the role permission plays when you get in front of an audience.
When you finish watching the video move on to section three on Worksheet #4 and finish the questions. This section may take you a little longer than the previous sections... you will be bringing all the concepts we've discussed together.