Five Top Tips to Improve Your Pitch Power

Tip #5 Emotional Connectivity: The entertainment industry and ad agencies get it. These industries understand and reflect the value of emotion and the creative story process more than any other business. Your pitch needs a storyline. Yes, story board it, rehearse it and deliver it with style. Forget winging or adlibbing. You will find your […]

Five Top Tips to Improve Your Pitch Power

Tip #4 Expression: Are you sold on your idea? Remember, the first sale is to yourself. Your facial expression will trip you up every time if you look uncertain, vague or disconnected. Conviction shows in your face. You don’t have to say it, your audience will see it. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s final tip!

Five Top Tips to Improve Your Pitch Power

Tip #3 Enthusiasm: Value voice enhances your pitch power. How many successful actors deliver their best lines in monotone? We can’t tap into your passion for your project unless we can feel, see and hear your enthusiasm. I’m not suggesting you run out and sign up for voice lessons, although many successful actors do just […]

Five Top Tips to Improve Your Pitch Power

Tip #2 Eye Contact: Kim Carnes’ ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ says it all. The great actress of the Golden Age of Film was known for portraying strong women. Her eyes conveyed such confidence, who could dare to challenge her? There is nothing as distracting as a person trying to pitch something with eyes shifting from the […]

Verbal Communication

What does it take to gain university acceptance for an M.B.A. program?  The Wall Street Journal reports more talk and less written word.  The article highlights the new application process with the focus on verbal communication for business school admission.  High school seniors, take note:  Interview skills are an essential part of the application process […]