Only a handful of business pitches are truly great. What sets those excellent pitches apart from the rest? Here are nine things that stand-out pitches have in common, and how to employ them to take your pitch from good to great.

Pitching a Business

9 Things That Take a Pitch From Good to Great

Only a handful of business pitches are truly great. What sets those excellent pitches apart from the rest? Here are nine things that stand-out pitches have in common, and how to employ them to take your pitch from good to great.

By Caroline Cummings |

5 Ways to Improve Your Pitching Skills—From a Former Opera Singer

Pitching your business? You can learn a lot from professional musicians and singers. These tips from a former opera singer (and current public speaking coach) will help you nail your investment pitch.

By Allison Shapira |

The Perfect Pitch: A Pixar Storyteller’s Secret

Storytelling is the most effective way to change minds, behaviors, and philosophies. Here's how Pixar has mastered the act of storytelling, and how you can apply storytelling to your business.

By Matthew Luhn |

The 11 Slides You Need to Have in Your Pitch Deck [Updated for 2018]

An impressive pitch deck is a key part of your fundraising toolkit. Use this detailed guide to figure out exactly what you need to include in your pitch deck to get the attention of investors.

By Noah Parsons |

7 Reasons to Create a One-Page Pitch Before You Plan [Updated for 2018]

Writing a business plan? Do this first. Here's why you should create a one-page pitch to develop your business strategy before you write a detailed business plan.

By Noah Parsons |

4 Pillars to Nailing Your Investor Pitch

Sometimes investment pitches don’t work out because the businesses themselves aren’t as solid as they should be. The reason? They’re missing one of these four pillars needed to win investment.

By Uzair Khan |

How to Pitch to Investors in 10 Minutes and Get Funded

Sometimes you only get 10 minutes to pitch your business idea to investors. Here's a pitch format that has worked successfully for both veteran and first-time startup CEOs to secure funding.

By Caroline Cummings |

The Real Reason You Should Audition for Shark Tank

The chances of making it on Shark Tank are slim indeed. Maybe you’ll be one of the lucky few to make it on the show and land a deal, but the true benefits lie the process of preparing to audition.

By Amethyst Tagney |

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Only a handful of business pitches are truly great. What sets those excellent pitches apart from the rest? Here are nine things that stand-out pitches have in common, and how to employ them to take your pitch from good to great.