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How to give a 1 minute pitch?

What are crucial points to make in a 1 minute pitch?

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Rob Gropper
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Rob Gropper Entrepreneur
Director at PetHero, SPC - Member at Eastside Incubator - Principal at Tuxedo Technologies Group
that depends entirely on who you are pitching to.
David Brown
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David Brown Advisor
VP Engineering at Pleora Technologies
1. Know who you're pitching to and what their interests are.
2. Describe the problem you solve and how you solve it (it better be something the audience cares about).
3. Explain why you solve the problem better than anyone else.
4. Depending on your audience, sum up the value proposition in terms of value to the customer and optionally value to the investor.
Chuck Bartok
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Chuck Bartok Entrepreneur
Marketing and Sales Manager at MD Building Systems of Florida, Inc
Keep it a minute
Be in control
Do not allow engagement until finished
AND have an attitude you don't care what response is.
When over you have successfully completed a task.
If done consistently you always will win.
The more you do, the increase of reward grows exponentially
Rita Barber
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Rita Barber Advisor
Visionary Presentation Strategist for Executives and Corporate Teams. Workshop Facilitator. Speaker.
Not being glib - Hire a Pitch Pro. You need two sets of ears and eyes and two minds.
Martin Omansky
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Martin Omansky Entrepreneur
Independent Venture Capital & Private Equity Professional
(1) Not enough time. (2) Product description (3) Comparative advantage (4) I.P. protection (5) Contact info Sent from my iPhone
Dimitry Rotstein
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Dimitry Rotstein Entrepreneur
Head of R&D at SafeZone
Details depend on many factors, but in general start with the following:
- The problem you're solving
- The solution
- Competitive advantage
- Current status+traction
- Total addressable market size
- Team

Summarize each in a sentence or two, then put the most impressive ones first (except problem description - that should generally go first). For example, if you have a killer team, start with that. If your customer list grows exponentially, start with that. If you have revenues (or better yet profits) start with that.
Hope that helps.
Larry Patrick Zolob
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Larry Patrick Zolob Entrepreneur
Marketing & Consulting, business development, careers blogger, entrepreneur, advisor, org hacker
You need a strong (powerful) insight about your market/user that's connected to a problem you are trying to solve. The aha moment. Don't start with what your product *is*.

Many products fail even though they solve a problem. There has to be power in the need such that the user is willing to pay to solve the problem.

Lastly you should anticipate any objections/obstacles that your audience might sense that are there (e.g. 'sure you're solving a problem but there aren't any economically viable solutions out there -- too expensive or complex to solve'). Anticipate objections and at least hint you have thought of them and worked way through.

Those are your keys
Joe Albano, PhD
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Joe Albano, PhD Advisor
Using the business of entrepreneurialism to turn ideas into products and products into sustainable businesses.
I can walk away from a 1 minute pitch feeling like I wish I had more time to listen to you or feeling like you just stole 59 seconds I'm never going to get back. Which do you want?

Witch you get depends on you understanding what's important to me - not you trying to convince me what's important to you.
Greg Miller
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Greg Miller Advisor
CEO and Founder at Greg Miller and Associates
In 1 minute tell the audience what you do, who would buy the product or service and why that person would buy it. Practice with a timer to make sure you can say it comfortably in 1 minute. Greg Miller
Thomas Eide
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Thomas Eide Entrepreneur
Global Payments & Fintech Expert
Easy!! Keep your pitch one very clear sentence about what you do and why that person wants to be your customer.

(i.e My company connects clients to personal shoppers through live streaming video to shop for anything from any store in the world.)

It doesn't matter who your audience is, your job is to make sales.
It doesn't matter if it's one minute or 15 seconds.
It doesn't matter if your audience has objections. In fact, objections mean that person actually cares (great start)!
It doesn't matter who your competitors are or aren't.
It doesn't matter if people interrupt you.
You don't need a pitch pro!

Rehearse and iterate on this sentence until you almost always get new listeners to nod their heads "YES".

Good luck knocking their socks off!!
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