The Craft of Pitching

Here’s a list of blog posts, videos, slides and other items that might offer you some additional coaching and inspiration for pitching.  Everyone approaches “pitchcraft” a little differently, so you should find and adopt a style that suits your business, brand, values, audience and personal style.

None of these are posted to be prescriptive – just to offer you some different points of view.

Mark Suster’s Pitching Toolbox
http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/pitching-a-vc/

Dave McClure – How to Pitch a VC (Video)
http://video.seedcamp.com/video/865597/seedcamp-week-2010-how-to

Reid Hoffman’s Series B Linked-in Presentation
http://reidhoffman.org/linkedin-pitch-to-greylock/

Techstars Pitch De-Construction (Next Big Sound)
http://www.techstars.com/this-week-in-techstars-24-next-big-sound-deconstruction-of-a-pitch/

Kauffman Founders School  – Powerful Presentations (Nathan Gold) 

http://entrepreneurship.org/Founders-School/Powerful-Presentations/First-Impressions.aspx

Steve Jobs Video – Original iPod Launch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kN0SVBCJqLs#!

Airbnb’s First Pitch Deck
http://www.businessinsider.com/airbnb-a-13-billion-dollar-startups-first-ever-pitch-deck-2011-9#-2

Four Square’s First Investor Presentation
http://www.businessinsider.com/this-is-the-first-pitch-deck-foursquare-ever-showed-investors-2011-12?op=1

Business Insider’s “Best Startup Pitches of All Time”
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-best-startup-pitches-of-all-time-2012-11?op=1

Reid Hoffman: What I Wish I Knew Before Pitching LinkedIn to VCs
http://reidhoffman.org/what-i-wish-i-knew-before-pitching-linkedin-to-vcs/

Guy Kawasaki – Art of Raising VC
http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2008/09/the-art-of-rais.html#axzz0U6mAwOJE

Guy Kawasaki – Pitch Desk Template
http://www.slideshare.net/QuintinAdamis/pitch-deck-template-by-guy-kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki – Crafting and Enchanting Investor Presentation
http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2012/01/how-to-create-an-enchanting-pitch-officeandguyk.html

“Why Now?” -The Big Question for Sequoia Capital http://pando.com/2013/02/20/sequoias-why-now/

Curiosity “Storytelling” Playlist https://curiosity.com/playlists/is-storytelling-the-best-approach-for-business-pitches-BFvMq-lZ/the-purpose-of-storytelling-thnkr/

 

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