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
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