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EFactor Presents: Pitch Perfect: Presenting Your Ideas Intelligently
You’re in the elevator, the head honcho comes in. You have a great idea but don’t know how to pitch it to him. You think and think, but it’s too late! He’s gone.
Don’t let this happen to you. Your pitch is everything. It can make you or break you. Join EFactor and experts during jammed packed informational session that will help you create the perfect elevator, investor, sales, and media pitch.
After attending, you’ll have insights on:
â— Perfecting your pitch
â— Presenting it perfectly
â— Do’s and Don’ts of pitching
Blogger Pitch: Vanessa Flowers, Founder of 24Blogazine
Vanessa Flowers is the Founder of 24Blogazine, an online mag blog, will be sharing her insights and advice on how brands and products can pitch bloggers to be included in their blogs.
David Culver is the Co-Founder and Chief Collaboration Instigator of VentureSHOT, Chicago's "High Energy" Entrepreneur Collaboration Center & Business Incubator. www.VentureSHOT(dot)com VentureSHOT also hosts the Funding Feeding Frenzy event series that connects entrepreneurs with Angel Investors, VCs and other Private Capital sources (www.FundingFeedingFrenzy(dot)com). David is also the Co-Founder of Forward Momentum (ForwardMomentumLLC(dot)com) and Adventerra, (Adventerra(dot)net). He is responsible for the Vision, Business Strategy and Strategic Marketing aspects of these companies. David has a degree in Economics and enjoys helping entrepreneurs launch new companies with a focus on revenue generation and encouraging seasoned entrepreneurs to re-energize their businesses and grow them rapidly.
Sales Pitches: Bob Lambert, Founder Partner, Samurai Business Group
Bob Lambert is a founding partner of Samurai Business Group LLC®, a leading training and consulting firm specializing in improving performance in business development, sales and sales management.
He has over 30 years experience in strategic business development, marketing and sales for Global 50, Fortune 500 companies as well as being the founder of four successful entrepreneurial start-up companies. Mr. Lambert has successfully coached, mentored, & trained people throughout his career. Several have gone on to become top executives with Fortune companies or found successful entrepreneurial firms. Many of Samurai’s clients have experienced 2 – 3x increases in their sales revenue.
Media Pitches: Tom Figel
, Managing Partner, Lake Effect Communications
In 1985, Tom Figel founded the public relations firm that evolved into today's Lake Effect Communications, LLC. Mixing traditional public relations services with networking programs, introductions, and modern communication, Lake Effect Communications serves professional firms, new ventures, and real estate enterprises. Before starting his own firm, Tom was at Janet Diederichs & Associates of Chicago.
Elevator pitches: Jodi Glickman, President, Great on the Job
Jodi Glickman is an expert in training young people how to be Great on the Job. Jodi is an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, consultant and regular blogger for Harvard Business Review. She is a faculty member of the Johnson School’s Leadership Program at Cornell and a contributor to Fortune(dot)Com and Business Insider. Her new book: Great on the Job, What to Say, How to Say It, The Secrets of Getting Ahead has been described as a veritable master class in workplace success.
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Coming up with a great business idea can be really tough, but pitching it to the right people at the right time can be even more difficult. Armed with a few industry veterans, EFactor went to Chicago on Feb. 20, to present “Pitch Perfect: Presenting your Ideas Intelligently,” an event that offered an inside look at how successful entrepreneurs plan, perfect and present winning pitches. The event, which was held at VentureSHOT, Chicago’s premier entrepreneur collaboration community, featured Vanessa Flowers, David Culver, Bob Lambert, Tom Figel and Jodi Glickman.
is the founder of 24Blogazine, an online magazine-blog. She shared her insights on blogger pitches, illuminating how brands and products can pitch bloggers to be featured in blog posts and other content.
is the co-founder of VentureSHOT, as well as the host of the Funding Feeding Frenzy event series that connects entrepreneurs with investors of all types. At this event, Culver, who specializes in helping entrepreneurs launch new companies and generate revenue and helping established businesses grow and revamp, discussed investor pitches.
is a founder partner of Samurai Business Group, a top training and consulting firm that focuses on enhancing performance in business development, marketing and sales for major companies. Also the founder of four successful entrepreneurial startups, Lambert presented at this event on sales pitches.
Managing partner of public relations firm Lake Effect Communications Tom Figel
specializes in combining traditional PR tactics with innovative networking programs, introductions and modern communication. He presented at this event on media pitches.
Jodi Glickman is the president of Great on the Job, a company that trains young professionals on how to succeed in the working world. She is also an entrepreneur, public speaker, consultant, regular blogger for the Harvard Business Review, faculty member of the Johnson School’s Leadership Program at Cornell and contributor to Fortune.com and Business Insider. Glickman, author of “Great on the Job: What to Say, How to Say It,” presented on elevator pitches at this event.
Our presenters evangelised the importance of crafting a unique story when pitching to various stakeholders. After the presentations, attendees had the opportunity to draft their own elevator and sales pitches, through a series of interactive activities led by our presenters. After the event, attendees left with confidence and plenty of ideas on how to grow their small businesses into more dynamic, successful endeavors.
EFactor thanks all of its presenters for this event, its host, VentureSHOT, and the event’s sponsor, MB Real Estate
. If you’d like to join in on the action, join
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Note on Pricing:
Early Bird Special - $10 (Ends 3 weeks before event date, sign up early!)
Regular Price - $15
Price at the door - $20
6:00pm - 6:30pm Pre-Event Networking Session
6:30pm - 8:30pm Presentations and panel discussion
8:30pm - 9:00pm Post-Event Networking Session
9:00pm - Event ends
"I have a question. Would many of the folks who attended be willing to complete a 1 page survey on line after the event?"
Will Dailey on Feb 28, 2013