As a 13-time elevator pitch champion, I have learned quite a few lessons on my pitching journey. Yes, you must start your pitch off with something very memorable and end with a bang so you are not easily forgotten. That's a given. It is also true, if you have time, to give killer statistics, sales figures, and prove how your business is unique and different.
I have been the #KillerPitchmaster for over 6 years now and the number one aspect of pitching I must stress is "mastering the art of you." What do I mean? I am talking about how you deal with your own feelings, emotions, and thoughts of you, your skills, and your capabilities.
It's about having a winning mindset no matter how many setbacks have happened to you in your business and life. Everyone falls, several times in fact. It is always darkest before dawn and sometimes you can't see the light but you must keep the faith. Faith it till you make it!
The fact that I am alive to share some of my mistakes, faults, and struggles is proof that GOD does not make junk. You are a masterpiece in GOD's eyes and it's time you believe it! Again, GOD does not make junk! I don't care if your family and friends don't believe in your business idea or you lost everything in a bad business decision with a partner. Sometimes you have to lose it all to win again.
The good news is that when you pitch yourself or your business, this is the time to speak life into who you are and what you do. The most impossible situations can turn on a time if you believe that they can. In fact, I had to start all the way over to discover the true champion within me. I have lost it all in my life more times than I can count but you know what, I am still standing like Elton John.
So what? You have no money to get started? That is the best time to start pitching! The pressure is on. This business and vision must start, right NOW!!! Right? So what, you have no support? Sit down with your friends, family and loved ones, and tell them what GOD placed on your heart, mind, body and spirit. Some will be convinced, some wont. It's ok. Its your GOD-given vision and no one else's.
When it comes to mastering the art of you, you must believe in yourself no matter what. As the chips are down and everyone says quit, that's when your true genius will rear its head. Keep moving forward. Keep believing. Have faith.
I declare that its time to rise above your circumstances! You are a winner! You will do an awesome job in the pitching game! You will win and WIN BIG!!!
Mastering the art of you is not for the faint of heart nor is it a quick fix. It takes time, dedication and focus. Sticktoittiveness! Learn to trust GOD is all circumstances that everything will work out for good. You got this.
Let's go #slayallcompetition together!
Precious L. Williams
Founder & CEO
Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC
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Precious L. Williams