“Others inspire us, information feeds us, practice improves our performance, but we need quiet time to figure things out, to emerge with new discoveries, to unearth original answers.” —Ester Buchholz, Psychoanalyst and Clinical Psychologist Focus and clarity are the foods of successful execution and creativity. Unfortunately, the fast paced, chaotic, informative environment that executives and […]
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” -Steve Jobs Continual Connection – Information Overload Time management strategies were developed at a time when people had few communication channels and received their information and documentation by post. The underlying assumption was that once people knew how to manage their time more […]
The good news for those who aspire to greater things is that mental toughness can be increased.
Although some entrepreneurs set aside time to prepare for their investor pitch, few take steps to effectively prepare mentally. This failure inevitably impacts the presenter’s performance during their pitch and often the outcome.
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When you’re pitching Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors, it’s critical that they believe your startup will succeed, with or without their investment.
Potential investors will have questions about your business pitch. Be prepared.
As every entrepreneur knows, Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors and very busy people. Many have very short attention spans and pitch meetings can be very chaotic and unstructured. This can be a real problem when you are in the middle of an investor pitch, just about to get to the most compelling slide and either […]
Good investors are always spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which startup to invest in. This is one of the primary factors that contributes to delay in getting the deal done. Other factors include due diligence, work overload, and sometimes power games. The longer a startup goes without cash the more desperate the […]
Great entrepreneurs with great businesses frequently find themselves facing Repetitive Investor Pitch Rejection (RIPR) from investors who don’t offer a clear or credible explanation why. This is a serious condition which can be fatal to your startup. If you’re sure you have checked all the boxes (team, product, market, financials, traction, problem, competitive advantage etc. […]
The Dangers of Memorization Many entrepreneurs attempt to memorize their investor pitch as part of their pitch preparation. They write down a detailed script and repeat it until they can say it word for word without reading. The problem with this approach is: Firstly, you will not sound natural or engaging, but rather like a […]