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Why ICOs changed my mind about startup funding and how to master your pitch

Whether you’re looking to do an ICO or traditional funding, the mastery of being able to deliver a succinct, informative and compelling elevator pitch is essential to getting the right people interested in you.

Does your business brand have a face? ‘Faceless’ companies lack competitiveness

Such ‘key people of influence’ are able to pitch ideas successfully and build the reputation of their companies. They become thought leaders and innovators, whose presence enhances an entire organisation.

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.

That startup show, episode two: Show me the money! [VIDEO]

In this, the second episode from That Startup Show, you'll see pitches from: RWND, Andrew Cunningham ECHO Health, Alex Haggerty Minutely, Mark Parncutt And, a quick warning, there...

Horse pants. It’s a startup pitch that you really should see [VIDEO]

Jimmy Kimmel is a U.S. talk show host. He first came to my attention when his then girlfriend, Sarah Silverman, sang a song about...

How to win a £100,000 pitch from 15,000 kilometres away

Melbourne start-up Localz recently won entry into JLAB - the first ever incubator by Europe's leading omni-channel retailer John Lewis. You’re probably thinking, “So what?...

Want to see how successful startups pitch to investors? Watch this [VIDEO]

In June, the finalists for The Big Pitch by Oxygen Ventures pitched their businesses to the panel of judges. WeTeachMe and ECAL tied as winners,...

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...

How to become a persuasive presenter [ACADEMY]

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How to grab attention and secure demand for your business, your products, your skills,...

You're at a networking event. Somebody asks, "So, what do you do for a living?"

In this 40 minute course, Antony Gaddie will walk you through a personal branding and pitching technique that will immediately grab attention and secure demand for your business, your products, your skills, your services.
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Can you sell ice to Eskimos? Fire to dragons? Real estate in heaven to...

All day, every day, we are pitching. It never stops. A dinner date is a pitch. Every conversation with a client is a pitch. Here are five tips on how to make your pitches more persuasive.

How to secure meetings with high profile or busy business leaders [MONDAY MICRO BREAK]

Just how easy can it be to secure a meeting with the CEO of a company, or any busy decision maker? In this video, Antony...

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.

Phrases I am already sick of hearing, and it’s only the first week of...

Perhaps it's old age. Perhaps it's the heat of summer. Perhaps it's just that so many people are saying such annoying things. Here's a list of annoying business phrases that I prepared earlier.

How to win a startup weekend: Zaarly pitch [VIDEO]

Zaarly nailed its pitch at the L.A. Startup Weekend at the start of 2011. It won the weekends proceedings. But, more than that, within three weeks it had raised $1 million in funding from seasoned investors, including Ashton Kutcher. Here's a video of the winning pitch.

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.

How to create a good startup pitch: Loopt pitch [VIDEO]

So, you've decided that 2013 is the year to launch your startup. Do you have your startup pitch ready?

Are you a business builder and have trouble getting your message across? Here’s a...

You know how business builders often struggle to quickly explain what they do and end up frustrating (or boring) the person or audience they desperately wanted to impress? The Gaddie Pitch is a painfully simple pitching technique that can be mastered in minutes, providing business builders with the confidence and structure they need to get their message across. In fact, it's so simple that these three sentences provide an example of a Gaddie Pitch in practice. [WATCH THE VIDEO]

How to become a ‘key person of influence’ [WEBINAR]

On 12 December 2012, Anthill Magazine's James Tuckerman recorded the following webinar with Daniel Priestley, serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and the creator of the...

FORUM VIDEO: Hessex Solutions

Hessex Solutions CEO, Boyd Walan has shared his pitch video in the Anthill GET PITCHING forum. Solar power is a complex issue to explain. In this video, Walan not only successfully explains the current pricing problems facing solar energy solutions, he also elegantly shows how Hessex Solutions has the answer.
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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...