What to expect at our Monday General Session #EMEC17 ? Great Ideas Need A Voice - and a Great Pitch! As a business professional, you present yourself in short, sharp pitches again and again - to potential customers, investors and partners, at network events and to anyone that could help you reach your goal.
Pitching is human work, and causes many individuals to freeze, get nervous or tell too much. It is a widely held belief that great pitchers, who are certain and speak compactly and to the point, are born with the gift of public speaking. Yet making a great pitch is not about being born with a certain skill: it’s about following a process. This inspirational talk by Startup Pitch coach David Beckett will give an introduction to what that process is, and how you too can get your message shortened and sharpened. His talk will be followed by several LIVE pitches where individuals just like you present themselves with their best pitch. You will be the judge on who delivers the winning pitch!
Attention: Do you want to win a “wild card” and have the opportunity to pitch your service or product in front of the EMEC audience from main stage? Then make sure to make yourself known and we’ll send you all details. Wild card submissions can be sent until January 31st 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org
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And a Masterclass! You can’t think yourself into a good pitch. This session is all about getting some practical advice about what to say and how to say it – and testing it out. David delivers you the tools that have helped hundreds of Startups get their story heard, and for many of them to raise money. (On average, only 1 in 400 startups is funded – David’s average is 1 in 8). These practical approaches work for short pitches and longer presentations. David will lead you through the essential elements of the Open-3-Close© pitch methodology, and you’ll get to try out a part of your pitch with other participants. You’ll also get the three tools that help 90% of people overcome their public speaking nerves. At the end of the MasterClass, you’ll have the basis of how to create a short, sharp pitch focused on getting action form your audience.
Looking forward to see you #EMEC17 in Granada!