Published on:

2nd Apr 2024

Perfecting your pitch

In this episode, the focus is on mastering the art of pitching within the context of growing a company, emphasizing the importance of engaging people effectively despite their inherent complexities and irrationalities. Recognizing that people, including ourselves, operate in ways that might only make sense to them, the episode delves into how to craft a pitch that resonates and leads to more affirmative responses. The key lies in sharing a compelling vision of the future that addresses a problem or gap and depicts an improved future state. This approach not only demonstrates an understanding of the current challenges but also ignites excitement and passion, crucial elements for driving decision-making and action.

The episode further explores the significance of personalizing the pitch to align with the interests and desires of the audience. This requires setting aside one's own objectives to contemplate what truly matters to the other party, speculating on their motivations, and explicitly connecting the benefits of the proposal to their specific needs or goals. By articulating how the proposed vision relates directly to them, it's possible to create a more persuasive and impactful pitch. This strategy, comprising a clear depiction of the problem, a vision for a better future, and a personalized connection, is presented as a reliable formula for consistently perfect pitches, transcending the need for perfectly chosen words and instead focusing on genuinely addressing and engaging with the other person's aspirations and challenges.

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Scaling Up Business Podcast
Scaling Up Business is all about how a few companies make it...and why the rest don’t. Our podcast shows are drawn from the lessons of our coaching clients, coaching partners, and the leading authors that contribute to our Conferences and the Scaling Up best selling book by Verne Harnish, and the Team at Gazelles.

We’ll share practical tools and techniques for building an industry-dominating business. These approaches have been honed over three decades of advising tens of thousands of CEOs and executives and helping them navigate the increasing complexities that come with scaling up a venture.

We want to turn what can feel like an anchor, into the wind at your back — helping you create a business where the team is engaged; the customers are doing your marketing; and everyone is making money.

Each episode of the Scaling Up Business show focuses on one of the four major decision areas every company must get right: People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash. We'll share the tools and methods that have been used by more than 40,000 firms around the globe to scale their companies successfully -- many to $1 billion and beyond.

Running a business is ultimately about freedom. The Scaling Up Business show tells leaders how to get their organizations moving in sync, to create something significant, and still enjoy the ride.

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