No matter how much ever brilliant your proposal is, it will not ripen any fruit until you pitch it pretty well before your seniors. Be it a startup idea or a marketing strategy, pitching right is vital… So how to prepare the perfect pitch? Certainly this pitch would help you.
Has a background research started? Research about the different perspectives of your project and prepare well. Researching it well will keep your ready to answer the questions that will be shot at you. Hence, no matter how picture perfect your pitch seems to you. Always keep the research done well.
STUDY PROS AND CONS
The best way of being ready is to study both the sides. You must talk about strengths of the project that you are pitching in for sure but at the same time address the cons that it might face. This gives a perception of wholesome knowledge about the project that you are pitching. When you address the weaknesses of the project, you can also talk about solutions that you can work upon as well. This makes the idea loo real and reliable.
CHOOSE AN ACCURATE TIME AND DATE
Choosing an accurate date and time. Do not hurry up to explaining your plans and catch your boss at the wrong time. Wait for the correct time and fix up a meeting at a comfortable place.
PowerPoint presentations are overdone now, switch to something else. Using some statistical information along with demonstration would be effective. If you demonstrate the cause and effect relationship between the variables and present it in your pitch then the presentation would look even effective.
SUPPLY OF MATERIALS
Once your presentation of the pitch is delivered, it is best if you hand over some material for them to think upon. Probably a couple of leaflets, a brochure would give them a hang on your pitch in the proper way. It is much better than relying simply on the mental notes made by your listeners during your presentation.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
It is mentally tiring to listen to a huge presentation that is overloaded with information. Keep it simple instead, yet completely crispy. You can keep your listeners engrossed in your presentation if you keep it interactive and short.
MAKE IT A TEAM WORK
Try not to be the smartest person in the room. Instead of standing individually and pitching, it is always better to form a team instead and present each part. Since each person would handle his expertise of the field, answering and solving the doubts would become easier. It will somehow become a discussion session instead of just a monotonous presentation.
Pitching your idea and taking it to execution requires efforts because what seems right to you may not be the same to them and the art of influencing them to see the angle that you are seeing too is what pitching is.