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The Art of the Pitch

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There are three formats of pitching that you'll need to prepare for as you introduce your product or startup into the world of investors or consumers: 30 seconds, 3 minutes and 20 minutes. Here are some formulas I think will get you most of the way there—with some tricks to help you infuse the formula with some "art". (Note: This deck is meant to be presented live).

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The Art of the Pitch

  1. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai The Art of the Pitch OCiOS Meetup - April Showcase April 26, 2016
  2. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai 30 Seconds 3 Minutes 20 Minutes Pitching comes in three sizes
  3. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai 30 SECONDS The elevator doors open, and you’ve got
  4. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai First Impression You’ve got once chance (and 7 seconds) to make a good
  5. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Message Map So, you’d better have a memorized
  6. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Source: Carmine Gallo, How to Pitch Anything in 15 Seconds A Twitter-friendly Headline Cool thing 1 A Twitter-friendly Headline Cool thing 2 Cool thing 3 •Supporting Data •Supporting Data •Supporting Data •Supporting Data •Supporting Data •Supporting Data •Supporting Data •Supporting Data •Supporting Data Get straight to the point. Have only one point. Only pick three crucial attributes—it’s a magic number. Give examples, testimonials, or real statistics.
  7. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Here’s an example…
  8. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai LUSH makes handmade soaps and cosmetics. Source: Carmine Gallo, How to Pitch Anything in 15 Seconds
  9. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai LUSH makes handmade soaps and cosmetics. FRESH ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ETHICAL 
 CAMPAIGNS Source: Carmine Gallo, How to Pitch Anything in 15 Seconds
  10. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai LUSH makes handmade soaps and cosmetics. FRESH ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ETHICAL 
 CAMPAIGNS Organic. Manufactured Daily. Shipped the Next Day. Unpackaged. Ingredients not tested on animals. Naked. Fur Trim is a Trap. Erase Bullying. Source: Carmine Gallo, How to Pitch Anything in 15 Seconds
  11. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Steve Job’s Commencement Speech 2005 Connect the Dots Love and Loss Death Reed College Calligraphy Macintosh Apple Garage Fired Return Cancer Diagnosis Time is Limited Stay Hungry, Foolish Do What You Love. Another example…
  12. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai MARKET SIZE MONETIZATION CURRENT STATE Identify the problem or enemy. Describe the solution. If you’re talking to investors, focus on the sustainability of your business. Now you’ve peaked their interest…
  13. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai 3 MINUTES
  14. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Add a “Story”
  15. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai TL;DR? His TED talk rocks.
  16. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai “People don’t buy what you do. They buy what you believe.” Simon Sinek, How Great Leaders Inspire Action (TEDxPuget Sound)
  17. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai WHY? Sinek’s Golden Circle Simon Sinek, How Great Leaders Inspire Action (TEDxPuget Sound) What you do. How you do it. THE HOOK What and How are boring. Why is a story. Humans love stories.
  18. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Reptilian Brain The Brain Simon Sinek, How Great Leaders Inspire Action (TEDxPuget Sound) Neomammalian (Neo-Cortex) Paleomammalian (Limbic) Rational Thought and Language Feelings: Trust and Loyalty Our Fight or Flight Instinct lives here. Deep down inside we know when “things feel right.” It’s what our “gut” tells us. AKA
 We know a great first impression when we see one.
  19. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai We make great computers. They are beautifully designed. Simple to use. And user friendly. Simon Sinek, How Great Leaders Inspire Action (TEDxPuget Sound) Here’s an example of a “What We do” statement. Boring!
  20. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Think Different Sinek’s Golden Circles Simon Sinek, How Great Leaders Inspire Action (TEDxPuget Sound) Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble- makers. The round pegs in the square hole. The ones who see things differently. They are not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the start Here’s a WHY
  21. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Simon Sinek, How Great Leaders Inspire Action (TEDxPuget Sound) Apple’s Why is to disrupt the status quo. Like these folks. Notice any what’s or how’s here?
  22. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai In everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo. GREAT COMPUTERS BEAUTIFUL DESIGN USER-FRIENDLY Simon Sinek, How Great Leaders Inspire Action (TEDxPuget Sound) Here’s a message map with a Why at the top. Now, let’s go bigger…
  23. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai 20 MINUTES The meeting is an hour. But honestly, you’ll only get…
  24. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai 10 Slides 20 Minutes 30 PT Font The 10/20/30 Rule Source: Guy Kawasaki, The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint
  25. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Logo, Business Name, Tag Line and Contact Info One color, one font, one shape. Assume this cover will be on the screen as you are doing introductions. Page 0: 
 The Cover Real CEO’s don’t design their own logo.
  26. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Express this with real world easily relatable examples. Make it OBVIOUS and ideally something easily relatable. Address a user NEED not their WANT. Page 1: 
 The Problem Source: Guy Kawasaki, The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint Enemies work too, if we all have the same one, like climate change or cancer.
  27. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Show your product—screenshot or demo. Page 2: 
 The Solution Prototypes are great here too.
  28. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Show a graph of your market size. Try and make it impressive but don’t go overboard. Cite an industry research group like Forrester or eMarketer. Page 3: 
 The Market Source: Guy Kawasaki, The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint Don’t try and boil the ocean. There is nothing wrong with being a big fish in a small pond.
  29. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai List all your top competition. Describe how you are unique. What is your niche (positioning)? Who are you disrupting? Page 4: 
 The Competition It’s good to have some rivals.
  30. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Show how you intend to make money. Top Revenue Sources (1-3) Show how/when you intend to break even. Page 5: 
 The Business Model Source: Guy Kawasaki, The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint
  31. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai What technology is behind the scenes? How are you going to manufacture the product? Page 6: 
 The Tech
  32. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai What’s the brand? What are your primary channels What’s you Cost of Acquisition? Page 7: 
 The Marketing Source: Guy Kawasaki, The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint
  33. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Who is on the team? What is their experience? Page 8: 
 The Team
  34. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai When can you launch? How will you get there? What is growth after launch? Page 9: 
 The Projections Source: Guy Kawasaki, The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint
  35. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Where are you now? What are you doing next? Page 10: 
 The Status
  36. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Call to Action Last Page: 
 Next Steps Source: Guy Kawasaki, The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint If they turn you down, ask for a referral.
  37. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Table of Contents: Cover Page 1. The Problem 2. The Solution 3. The Market 4. The Competition 5. The Business Model 6. The Tech 7. The Marketing 8. The Team 9. The Projections 10. Current Status Next Steps
  38. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Examples Source: PitchEnvy.com These guys used the formula.
  39. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Appendix
  40. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Written •A one sentence (or sentence fragment) tag line •A professional business card •A one or two paragraph email introduction to the business •A ‘one-pager’ overview •A 2-3 page executive summary •A slide deck specifically designed to be handed out •A thoughtful, comprehensive business plan: either (a) a traditional 10-20 page written plan, or (b) a carefully prepared and annotated ‘business model canvas’ •A finished (or prototype) marketing brochure Live •A one sentence description •A 30 second elevator pitch •A 5 minute ‘quick pitch’ •A 15-20 minute angel/VC PowerPoint/Keynote pitch •A sub-15 minute foolproof product/site demonstration Online •A functional public web site •A short video pitch •A dedicated, controlled access, investor-relations web site The 
 Pitch 
 Pack
  41. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Just read it.
  42. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Guy Kawasaki The 10/20/30 Rule of Powerpoint They are rules for a reason. No cheating
  43. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Nancy Duarte: The Secret Structure of Great Talks (TED) You must watch this video.
  44. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai
  45. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Steve Jobs iPhone Launch Event The best product launch ever.
  46. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Elon Musk Tesla Powerwall Debut You must watch this video.
  47. “The Art of the Pitch” Copyright © 2016 Saren Sakurai Thank You.

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