Being able to deliver pitches is becoming an increasingly important and sought after skill. Whether it's an informal 'elevator' pitch or a formal pitch to potential investors, knowing how to deliver your killer idea in a concise and impactful way can be the difference between being forgotten and being funded.
Great pitches appear effortless. It is too easy to assume that delivery is a simple matter. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those who have mastered the art of successful pitching know very well that it is rarely an overnight phenomenon. Great pitches may be written in just a few days – but the delivery is what can make them great. That ability takes years of experience to hone. The stark reality is that delivering pitches is fraught with pitfalls almost guaranteed to unhinge the novice.
This course is designed to equip you both the skillset and the confidence you need to deliver pitches that are IMPACTFUL and MEMORABLE.
In a similar way to successful pitches, this course aims to be CONCISE and POWERFUL. It is jam packed with actionable tips and tricks. You will learn how to:
- Be concise and powerful
- Solve their problem
- Tell them what they want to hear
- Use the correct language
- Grab (and hold!) their attention
- Show your passion and tell a consistent story
- Finish with the CTA that you want
Who is Alan Stevens?
Alan has been speaking professionally, on and off stage, for about 40 years. He has written a number of books on the subject, the most recent titled 'The Exceptional Speaker'. He is the most decorated public speaker in the world, having won more awards than any other speaker. He has been the President of the Global Speakers Federation as well as President of the National Speakers Federation in the UK. During his career he has worked with thousands of people and blue chip companies to help them improve their presentation skills.
“Alan, most of the time it is hard to get honest replies from people about the content of my communication, and how I can become better at what I do. Thank you very much for your professional advice and help – I really appreciate it.”
– Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, The UK’s most successful Paralympic athlete
Alan is a reputation expert who was Past President of the Global Speakers Federation and is the director of MediaCoach. He is also an author and journalist, and both a TV presenter and expert interviewee. He has been speaking remotely since 1998, and created a Facebook group for fellow professionals who wish to speak remotely. It’s called, unsurprisingly, Remote Speaking. His clients include politicians, TV presenters and sports stars as well as companies including Virgin, Google, The Beverly Hills Hotel, BMW and Mumm Champagne. The Independent newspaper listed him as “one of the top 10 media experts in the UK”.
PreviewAn Introduction: Why Pitching is Important (2:03)
PreviewBeing Concise (2:10)
PreviewSolving their Problem (2:31)
StartTelling Them What They Want to Hear (2:21)
StartSpeaking in Plain English (2:10)
StartGrabbing the Listener's Attention (2:33)
StartAsking Qualifier Questions (2:49)
StartShowing Your Passion (2:31)
StartTelling a Consistent Story (2:02)
StartConcluding with a Call to Action (1:52)