If you ever need to pitch your startup, pitch a consulting proposal or simply pitch yourself for a job interview, read this book first. Ideally, read it weeks in advance so that you have the time to do the hard work necessary to perfect your pitch.
Only two minor complaints. I found it a bit heavy on how to pitch specifically in Silicon Valley. I would have preferred to see that specific material in an appendix. And although it has examples in each section I would have also enjoyed reading a few fully written out pitches in an appendix.
I took many notes as I read this book, which I find to be a wonderful measure of the level of excellence of a business book, and here are just a few of my favorite quotes,
"Hide the complexity show the simplicity"
"Studies show that after a presentation, people retain only 10% of what has been said and the percentage of what they will be able to tell others is even lower"
One idea one sentence (also true in my work as a business coach)
Like most everything else that is worthwhile to do, perfecting a pitch is a time consuming and difficult process. It’s a goal worth striving for, remembering that a goal without a plan is just a wish. This book will provide you with the plan and advice to nail it.
Thank you to netgalley for providing me an early copy in exchange for an honest review.