Pitch Clinic

Pitch Clinic

Early in any pitch preparation, a decision must be taken over whether slides or a pitch book will be used. There are a number of benefits to using something the audience can see, and some caveats...

Pitch Clinic
  • Preparation - Pitch Clinic

    Preparation is the key to a perfect pitch. Here's a checklist that explains the things you should be thinking about.

  • Visual Aids

    Early in any pitch preparation a decision must be taken over whether slides or a pitch book will be used. There are a number of benefits to using something the audience can see, and some caveats.

  • Practice

    Doing something a second time is always easier and a third time easier still. Despite knowing this, people rarely practice enough, which is a mistake.

  • On The Day

    Here's a checklist of things to do on the day of the pitch.

  • Asking Questions & Listening

    The worst pitches are when one person speaks and the audience merely listen. The best are when a conversation takes place with all those in the room.

  • Physical Choices

    The way we look can project many different messages to our audience. Here are some tips to ensure your physicality is right.

  • Vocal Choices

    When making a pitch, the vocal objective is to be both clear and interesting.

  • Closing - Pitch Clinic

    It's easy and logical to close a pitch when the end has been reached, but look for signals from the audience. If the audience is no longer listening, then continuing may do more harm than good.

  • Notes

    Notes should be taken during the pitch, but probably not by you. So have someone else there whose job it is to take notes.

  • The Post Mortem

    Post-pitch analysis is an important part of the pitching process and both positive and negatives aspects should be reviewed, to better inform future pitches.

  • Actions - Pitch Clinic

    This video contains some day-to-day, effective ways you can develop your pitching skills.