How to Strengthen Your Pitch

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When it comes to getting the right pitch together for your business proposal, interview, or just in general, there are some things that you should pay close attention to in order to make sure you hit all the right “notes” to get your point across.

It is imperative that you have a short but sweet blurb you can say, because you never know when you are going to come into contact with someone who may just change your life. This is not something you should do off the cuff but indeed, it should be purposeful, deliberate and you can easily say without hesitation.

Here are some ways to strengthen your pitch.

Prepare It

This may seem like a no brainer but you will not believe how many business owners and entrepreneurs don’t have one ready. Take the time out to sit down, write it and memorize it so that when the time comes, you will know what to say. Also practice it, even if it is on friends.

Structure It

Your pitch needs to have a good beginning, a solid body and a call to action end. It should be short enough to say in about 30 seconds but informational enough so that those who hear it will want to hear more. Hook people in, fed them, then give them the chance to act.

Work It

When you are pitching your service or a product, make sure you are appealing to the needs, humanity and demand of the client or potential client. If you are not going to tell them how you can help or point out the issues that people in their field experience and how you can fix it, there really is no need for you to open your mouth. Don’t waste their time (or yours). That’s why your pitch has to be on point so you can work it.

These are basics and if you keep these in mind, you will have a solid and effective pitch.

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I recently left my career as a Development Executive for a national organization dedicated to educating African American men and their families about prostate cancer. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Women Studies. I’ve served as the Development guru implementing the unique strategy of listening to donors at the outset to develop Nurses Care for Haitian Children and the Prescott Area Women’s Shelter. I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of BeautyLynk, Owner of Boston Naturals and Editorial Director for Amour Creole Magazine. I’ve serviced clients such as the International Association for Human Values, Athletic Kids Association in San Diego, and Nurses Care for Haitian Children.