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How To Get In Touch With An Investor

Is your startup looking for an investment? Perfect! That means you're probably wondering how to get in touch with an investor. Or more specifically: 'how to get in touch with an angel investor'. See, there are several ways of getting an investment: Venture capitalists...

[VIDEO] This Is The Best 3 Minute Investor Pitch You Will Ever See

What is the best 3 minute investor pitch ever? That's a tough question, since every pitcher has his own style. In this video you can see a pitch which can be described with one word: 'Energy'. Although this pitching style isn't applicable to every industry, it surely...

Are You Afraid Of Public Speaking? This Means You’re Brilliant.

Are you afraid of public speaking? Public speaking is public enemy number one. Research shows that we fear public speaking more than we fear death. This means that the person doing the speech at our funeral suffers more than the person who just died. It’s not weird...

The 45 Best Startup Blogs Every Startup Founder Should Read

The best startup blogs help you to stay motivated. The best startup blogs help you to growthhack your business. The best startup blogs make you more efficient. Here at PitchSkills, I help startup founders to design the perfect pitch. Having your own startup can be a...

The Attention Builder – How to Get Your Audience to Pay Attention

Bzzzz. Bleep Bleep. Ring Ring Ring. These are the sounds I hate the most when I’m doing a pitch. It gets worse when people actually grab their phone and actually use it. In large audiences there will often be a few people who simply can’t resist the urge to check on...

How To Improve My Pitch: 40 Tips You Can Use Today

How to improve my pitch? The question: 'how to improve my pitch?' gets asked a lot. When it comes to improving your pitch, there are numerous answers to this. Therefore, the question: 'how to improve my pitch?' doesn't have one single answer. To help you improve your...

How To Talk About Your Achievements Without Being Arrogant

How to talk about your achievements without being arrogant. This is probably one of the most complex social questions there is. There are many situations where you want other to know you’re skilled and/or knowledgeable on a certain domain. A few examples: You want...

This Is How You Win A Startup Pitch Competition (7 Tricks)

Join a startup pitch competition Seriously. Startup Pitch Competitions are hot. Entrepreneurs, investors, the press and even the corporates love them. This makes sense, as it’s a great place to expand your network and create new business opportunities. If you’re an...

36 Public Speaking Articles From 12 Of The Best Public Speakers

What is the difference between pitching and public speaking? Public speaking is an umbrella term for all sorts of talks, such as speeches, pitches and presentations. Therefore, pitching is always public speaking, but public speaking isn't always pitching. There are a...

These 10 Types Of Investors Will Kill Your Startup

Which types of investors for startups should you avoid? Here at PitchSkills we’ve been in more than 50 investor meetings. Some investors were good, others not so much. Not all types of investors for startups are good After a while we began to see a pattern in the...

14 Free Online Marketing Tools Your Startup Should Try In 2017

I want to.. #1 Send Personalized emails to my customers Mailchimp is an e-mail service which enables you to send automated and personalized emails to your customers. This helps your company to create a relationship with your customers. #2 Automate my marketing...

What To Present To An Angel Investor?

When you meet an angel investor for the first time, you want to make a good impression. As described in  ’12 things you should do for your first investor meeting’ your goal of this meeting is not to raise an investment, it’s to get a second meeting. ‘It rarely happens...

12 Things You Should Do For Your First Investor Meeting

Investor meeting tips For many startups it’s impossible to grow without an investment from an angel investor (informal investor). Getting an investment from an angel investor is an exciting process, which usually requires several meetings. It starts off by sending the...

The Pitch Blog – 5 Important Articles You Missed

5 interesting articles from the pitch blog you should reed this week   If you're a regular reader of the pitch blog, you already noticed the articles listed below. However, if you're not, make sure to check out these 5 articles. At PitchSkills we're 100% confident you...

Networking Tips 2017 – 12 Things You Should Know

Networking Tips 2017.   I hated networking. A lot. The thought of forcing a conversation simply made my stomach turn. And the interesting thing is, you probably wouldn’t see it on the outside. My friends call me extrovert and easy going. Yet there wouldn’t be a lot of...

If You’re Afraid Of Public Speaking, Read This.

Are you afraid of pitching? Or are you afraid of public speaking in general? That’s okay, many people are. There are four main reasons why people are scared to pitch:   #1 I don’t like to be in the center of attention #2 I am not confident with my looks #3 I can’t...

The Official Investor Pitch Template Of 2017

What is an investor pitch? An investor pitch is a short story about your company. The goal of an investor pitch is to convince the investor to invest money into your company. You can use this investor pitch template to create your own investor pitch. When do you use...

Improve Your Pitch Drastically Within 120 Seconds

How to improve your pitch? This is a question we get asked a lot. Normally we would say: ‘practice, practice and practice’. But other than practicing a lot, there are a lot of quick fixes you can implement to increase the quality of your pitch. This article won’t cost...

30 Pitch Mistakes You Should Avoid When Pitching To An Investor

Pitch mistakes. What are they and how can we avoid them? If you are an entrepreneur, you are pitching every day. You might not realize it, but it happens all the time. Whether you talk to a client, co-worker, a friend or even a stranger, you are pitching your company...

How Many Slides Should A Pitch Deck Have?

How many slides should a pitch deck really have? When you start creating your pitch deck, there is a question which pops up with many people: ‘What is the perfect number of slides for my pitch deck?’ Well, there is both good and bad new for you. The good news is that...

Why 2 Seconds Of Silence Makes Your Pitch Successful

Silence in a pitch After many pitching competition and countless hours of pitch coaching, I can say that this is one of the most effective tools you can use. Every now and then you should hit pause in your pitch. Think about it: What if I would be talking to you for 2...

When To Pitch: 5 Moments You Should Be Pitching

When to pitch? I have good news for you. A few simple tricks can help you to get new customers, get new partnerships or new investors for your company. By simply pitching a little bit more often, you'll increase your network significantly. What is a pitch? A pitch is...

3 Tips You Should Know When Writing A Pitch

Tips for writing a pitch. You have an idea and you want to convince another person about it. Ideally the other person becomes excited and does what you ask him to do. You did your research and you know which structure you will use for your pitch; now it’s time to...

13 Power Words You Should Use In Your Investor Pitch

Using power words in your pitch. Power words help to give your pitch a little bit of extra positivity. Creating a positive environment doesn’t only make your listener smile more, it will also have a positive effect on you. And because you will be more positive thanks...

This Is How You Build A Structured Pitch In 6 Steps

  How to build a structured pitch? A good pitch has a clear structure. A good structure helps you to keep the listener on the edge of his seat right from the beginning, straight to the end. You open the pitch with a shocking opening, followed by the problem and the...

This Is What You Should Know About Your Voice In A Pitch

You can have the best writing skills, the best body language and the best pitch slides, and your pitch can still be bad. The way you speak during your pitch is almost as important as the rest of the pitch. Think about it. Why was former president Barack Obama...

6 Influencing Techniques You Should Use In Your Pitch

The goal of your pitch is to convince your listener to perform a certain action. Influencing with a pitch is a great skill to have.   There are multiple ways to convince somebody to perform a certain action. Your story, body language and your energy are the...

5 Tips On How To Pitch Relaxed And Confident

You did the research for your pitch, you wrote your text, designed your slides and you even practiced your pitch. You are almost ready to perform your pitch. At this point you should know your text by heart and you should have practiced it many times. Unfortunately,...

Q&A After Your Pitch: This Is What You Should Know

You just gave the perfect pitch. Everything went well. You remembered your text, you paid attention to your body language. You can proudly go home. That’s not the case. You are not done yet. Your pitch is almost always followed by questions and answers, also called...

This Is How You Practice Your Pitch In 9 Steps

When it comes to practicing there is a big misconception going on. Many people say: ‘you shouldn’t practice your pitch too often, this makes your pitch sound unnatural’. It’s quite often the same group of people who use lots of bullet points in their slides, as they...

Use These 3 Methods To Start Your Pitch

I Opening   During the opening of your pitch you should only have one goal in mind: Get the attention of your listener. Research shows that the first few seconds of a pitch will determine whether somebody will pay attention to the rest of it. There are a few ways to...

9 Tips For Your Body Language In Your Pitch [Infographic]

Scroll down to go to the infographic directly. The success of your pitch largely depends on your body language. Research shows that a big proportion of our opinion on the quality of a pitch is based on body language rather than the text itself. Well some might say the...

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The 30 Mistakes You Should Avoid When Pitching To An Investor


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