Archive for the ‘Pitch & Proposal’ Category

That’s Intriguing #59: Want Confidence? See Speaking as a Sport

“Fear is a pair of handcuffs on your soul.” – Faye Dunaway I was coaching a client today and she was admitting that, even though she’s a successful international executive, she still gets nervous when she speaks. She has an important investor pitch coming up next week […]

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That’s Intriguing #55: POP! Your Pitch, Close the Deal, Get the Money (Part 3)

“I have a photographic memory. I just haven’t deveoped it yet.” – Jonathan Winters So, we’ve talked about how having FUN and using LINKS contributes the F.L.A.I.R. that motivates investors to care. What’s next? A = Alliteration Say these words. Best Purchase. Dirt Vacuum. Bed, Toliet, Etc. […]

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That’s Intriguing #54: POP! Your Pitch, Close the Deal, Get the Money (Part 2)

“I never metaphor I didn’t like.” – Richard Lederer, NPR’s A Way with Words In the previous blog, we talked about the importance of having FUN while pitching. If you’re not having fun; trust me; your audience isn’t having fun. Now for the second letter in F.L.A.I.R. […]

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That’s Intriguing #53: POP! Your Pitch, Close the Deal and Get the Money

“If you want investors and audiences to care; show F.L.A.I.R.” – Sam Horn, Intrigue Expert, pitch strategist and author of POP! What a pleasure it was coaching Springboard Enterprise entrepreneurs yesterday in Boston at Microsoft’s NERD location overlooking the waterfront. Springboard has helped entrepreneurs such as Robin […]

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That’s Intriguing #52: Three Secrets To a Great Book Hook

“Remember, you’re more interested in what you have to say than anyone else is.” – Andy Rooney, 60 Minutes I recently had the opportunity to attend Larry Benet’s SANG – an inspiring gathering of the top speakers, authors, executive coaches, social entrepreneurs, website designers, social media […]

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That’s Intriguing #37: Who Says You Can’t Say Anything in 10 Minutes?

“I try to leave out the parts people skip.” – bestselling author Elmore Leonard TED is proving we can say a lot in a little – if we leave out the parts people skip. ( – Ideas Worth Spreading) pioneered an evolutionary approach to a conference. […]

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That’s Intriguing #35: Want to Capture Favorable Attention in the First 60 Seconds?

“Instant gratification takes too long.” – Carrie Fisher Did you know . . . 1.8 billion vaccinations are given every year? Did you know . . . half of those vaccinations are given with re-used needles? Did you know . . . we are spreading and perpetuating […]

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