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How to put together a great start-up pitch for the next potential investor you...

While Bill highlighted that this was an effective framework to use, he stressed that it was a guideline only and that other pitch structures can be just as effective.

These two health start-ups will represent Australia at one of the world’s largest venture...

Two emerging Australian startups will have the opportunity to pitch at one of the world’s largest venture capital events after taking home the top two spots in the OTEC APAC 2016 Phoenix Pitch Competition.

How to put together the great pitch that you need to land your dream...

Presentation skills are among the most important assets in a consultant’s communication toolkit, whether it’s pitching for new business, brainstorming ideas with a client or reviewing project results.

When you know what you’re talking about, you will sound like this guy [VIDEO]

This is a video, taken by a sneaky passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight from San Fransisco to Chicago about a week ago. The passenger...

Is this the worst analogy you could use to describe your startup? [VIDEO]

Every time one of the big dotcom players raises some mega bucks or gets bought for a zillion dollars, it becomes the analogy du...

DIY: Pitches 101 or, how to not annoy your potential investors

During 2012, we at BlueChilli studied over 2,000 pitches outlining various approaches, concepts and ideas. Some were weird, some were wonderful and yes, some were absolutely wacky as well. But only 1%, or about 20, made it.

What not to do when pitching: Lumier pitch [VIDEO]

If you are starting a company and need to pitch your ideas, learn how to speak in public. So, with this in mind, you really feel for Cullen Dudas pitching at the TechCrunch Battlefield in New York in 2011. He is obviously very uncomfortable on stage. But, it's worse than that.

Awesome sauce alert: Startup Weekend Adelaide & Brisbane is shaping up for greatness

The next Startup Weekend event is happening 16-18 November 2012 in Adelaide. The event will host developers, business personnel and legal experts who will work collaboratively to try and hammer out a new idea over the weekend, with a focus on bringing to bear a new startup. The event is nearly all filled-up, but those of us watching from the side-lines have a whole lot to look forward to. Participants will arrive Friday afternoon and start networking. After dinner and a small round of pep talks, the “Pitchfire” will begin.

FORUM VIDEO: BabyBargains.com.au pitch from the Adelaide ANZ Innovyz START Demo Day

On average, Australian families spend $20,000 in the first two years of a baby's life. Do we have your attention? Watch the pitch video from the company founder of BabyBargains.com.au as she explains her business, the need and the future plans.

Here’s the worst Internet start-up pitch. Ever.

Good parody is hilariously true. This send-up of online entrepreneurship, courtesy of CollegeHumor.com, hits all the right notes about the worst aspects of Internet-based start-ups. So, carve out a couple minutes of your hectic day, watch this video and marvel at how many times you've heard something like this in real life.

Three things every Australian startup needs to do this June

This month, in extreme contrast to the harsh winters of yesteryear, Australian startup entrepreneurs could almost be described as 'spoilt for choice'. In fact, my inbox is currently brimming with initiatives designed to promote and support entrepreneurship, seeking Anthill's support.

Perfect pitch: Putting pen to paper

For anyone who has ever been part of a team working late the night before a tender document is due, you’ll appreciate the...

Perfect pitch: Getting it together

Your strategy is your objective for the pitch and the tactics and specific actions you employ to achieve that objective. A great way to get the objective clear is to imagine the pitch is over and you have won. If, at the company's next board meeting, the selection committee were asked to succinctly explain why they selected you, what would they say? We call this The "Board Room" Statement. For example, your Boardroom Statement might be: "We selected them because they had good ideas and enough experience to do the job, but more so, a level of enthusiasm and desire to work with us that none of their competitors could match."

All hail the salesperson!

Salespeople acquired a stereotype for foot-in-the-door, sell-your-mother-for-a-dollar moral bankruptcy long before Zig Zigler cartwheeled his way into the public consciousness. But if salespeople appear a hardened bunch it's because they spend their days on the front line. And let's face it, if salespeople fail, no one gets paid. It's about time we cleared society's pedestal of entertainment celebrities, precious artists and fatuous egomaniacs. At long last, it's time to hail the salesperson!

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