Writing an elevator pitch

October 7, 2008 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Right, todays tasks is to research an elevator pitch, as for my Youtube video it is going to be based around this concept. I’ve already got a rough idea of what should go into it from our perspective, but I want it to be amazing, spectacular, entertaining and thoroughly CONVINCING that people should choose to donate to our cause. Surely that won’t be hard?

Given I have Youtube at my disposal I see no reason not to include some helpful images that support my pitch. However, they shouldn’t dominate the pitch.

The best tips I have found have been from these sites…

GREAT tips here, basically gives you a whole plan

Another good site

12 handy tips

Thought it best to research other pitches which were out there and see what they did right and wrong. Key points to stick to are…

  • Keep it short and to the point
  • Don’t rush. Just cos you’ve only got a minute it doesn’t mean you have to cram your whole business plan in
  • Don’t hesitate or uhm or ah, it looks like you don’t know what you’re talking about
  • Look at the camera
  • Establish what it is you are selling in the first 10 seconds, otherwise all said previous to that is lost to them if they don’t get it

“If you want to move someone to take action, you have to show them you care”

“If you can’t get me excited about your plan, we’re done. You have to change my pulse rate”

Also found this amazing site – put up your pitch and then let others worldwide view and vote on it. Def going to do that once it’s complete!

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