A solid elevator pitch is an essential tool for achieving your goals—and it needs to cover these 7 things. If you're pitching investors or building a pitch deck, here's how to make sure you've covered the essentials.

Pitching a Business

The 7 Key Components of a Perfect Elevator Pitch [With Video]

A solid elevator pitch is an essential tool for achieving your goals—and it needs to cover these 7 things. If you're pitching investors or building a pitch deck, here's how to make sure you've covered the essentials.

By Noah Parsons |

10 Things I Hated About Your Business Pitch

Business planning expert Tim Berry has over 20 years of hearing business pitches as a judge of business plan competitions and as an angel investor. Here are the things he hates to see in a business pitch, so you can avoid making these key mistakes.

By Tim Berry |

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 2019]

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

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 |

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A solid elevator pitch is an essential tool for achieving your goals—and it needs to cover these 7 things. If you're pitching investors or building a pitch deck, here's how to make sure you've covered the essentials.