12 Pitching Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them – 153

The Speaking Club · February 21, 2024

About Track

Your elevator pitch is one of the first and most important marketing assets you need to get together. It’s also likely to be the first bit of public speaking you do related to your business. 

Considering both the significant positive or negative impact it can have on your business, it’s surprising how few people invest in learning how to create and deliver it with power and impact.

But that’s not you…because you’re here!

I want to make sure you avoid the mistakes that can sabotage your success, that’s why, in this show, I’m going to be sharing my 12 pitching pitfalls. 

This episode will help you make your pitch a platform on which you can build your speaking confidence, build meaningful business connections and build your sales. 

What you’ll discover:

  • What your brain and a nightclub bouncer have in common.
  • Why you should be a condiment and not the main course.
  • The messaging guru that could be living in your house. 
  • Why you need to become an evangelist for the problem.
  • How to discover the pain for massive gain.
  • Why you need to embrace objections.
  • Why features sabotage the sale.
  • Why you need to infuse your message with passion. 
  • How to avoid falling at the last hurdle.
  • Why you shouldn’t disrespect the room. 
  • How to build your confidence.
  • Why you need more than one pitch. 



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Grab your copy of Straight to the Top – How to Create and Deliver a Killer Elevator Pitch

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About Creator

The Speaking Club

If you want to have a laugh whilst learning how to increase your confidence and public speaking skills, for personal or business growth, then you have come to the right place. Discover tips, tricks and strategies on how to speak and pitch using humour and performance. Find out how to better connect with people’s pain points in a way that they will want to talk about and share, and get the low down on powering up your mind set. Sarah Archer, is a stand-up comedian, playwright, speaker and business woman. She is also author of ‘Cracking Speech Mate! – How to use humour to make you an amazing speaker’, and ‘Straight to the Top – How to create and deliver a killer elevator pitch’. Communicating with authenticity and power, influencing through copy, spoken word and body language, managing negative thoughts and anxiety, building authority and trust, story-telling and comedy secrets...oh and we’ll also cover focus and time management ‘cause Sarah has a mind like a butterfly! Join her for fun and aha moments.

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