When it comes to pitching in front of a jury, a few simple tips can make all the difference. Here are some steps that can turn anyone into a pitch professional.
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Pitch Perfect Pro Bart Muskala shares his spot-on tips on building the perfect pitch with Start It @KBC. His advice is based on the Pro-model and includes 5 crucial steps:
- Describe the problem
- Make a big fat promise
- Describe the process
- Support with some proof
- Make one simple proposal (clear call to action)
Tips and tricks
Obviously, the content of your pitch has to be absolutely spot-on. But what you say is not the only thing that matters. The way you say it, is equally important to convince a jury. So before facing them, take a look at these hands-on tips and tricks:
- Dancing during pitching is not recommended, unless you’re very good at it. Try to keep your two feet on the ground. Don't pace up and down, it will annoy your co-founder, and you’ll trip over something.
- Never lose the jury out of sight. Eye contact is very important. Watch out: don’t just focus on one person. He or she will feel like you either want to kiss or kill him.
- Speak slowly, but don’t overdo it. When you reach the speaking speed of Philippe Geubels, it’s time to pick up the tempo.
- Over-enthusiasm is weird, but no enthusiasm at all is even weirder. If you don't believe in your idea, why would a jury? And why would the market?
So, break a leg (but not really) and good luck with the preparations. We’re looking forward to your pitch on Pitch Day, the 20th of February