At the day of your pitch, be sure to clear the rest of your schedule. Every form of distraction has a negative impact on your pitch.

When you go to the location of your pitch, be sure to arrive in time. I always advise the entrepreneurs I coach to arrive one hour early. This way you have time to get used to the environment and to mentally rehearse your pitch a few more times.

Whenever you arrive at the location of your pitch, try to enter the room where you will be pitching early. By getting used to the environment you will feel more calm during your pitch. Spend at least 30 minutes in this room and make this room yours.

Try to walk up on stage and position yourself in the middle of it. Ask a friend (or a stranger) if he can see you from the back of the room. If that’s the case, you’re good to go.

Do you want to know more about the perfect pitch? Check out the Ultimate Pitch Guide.

Hi! Iā€™m Ralph. I help startups to get funded by designing a persuasive pitch.