I suck at pitching Groupmates. I think, mainly because of the number of people that are adding effort and ideas in the pitch’s content.
During the second day of the Converge Challenge’s 2 days training, we focused on pitching. Now I think I am ready to submit a video pitch before the 7th, the deadline of the application.
During the training the follow points were emphasized:
– First consider who’s my audience? What are the audience’s expectations, what do they know, what do they need?
Points to include (not in particular order):
1 – Introduce myself: Name, Company, Position
2 – What’s the problem i’m solving?
3 – What’s my solution and USP (Magic)?
4 – Market size?
5 – Team (When our team is actually something really strong, at the current stage we can skip it)
6 – Current status (Trialed it? Prototype? Funding? Awards? Customer feedback? [Show that someone else believes in what we are doing])
7 – Call to action
Use an anecdote, example, a statistic, a quote, a testimonial, a visual aid (prop, slide, video-clip), analogies, metaphors..things that can grab the audience’s attention, add some color in what I am talking about.