From SXSW V2V: How to Use Neurobiology to Make a Successful Pitch

From SXSW V2V: How to Use Neurobiology to Make a Successful Pitch

Thank you to everyone who joined us at SXSW V2V 2015 today! You are a 5 out of 5 star audience! Thank you to:

Shelfie – Take a #Shelfie of your bookshelf and get ebooks for FREE. Available iOS (http://taps.io/yBAg) Android (http://taps.io/yBAw). Tag photos @Shelfieapp Shelfie.com

and Igloohome.co – Igloohome brings convenience and cost savings to hosting guests via innovative smart home technologies. Great if you’re managing multiple properties on AirBnB, let’s say?

Thank you for coming up and pitching! That was courageous and fun and I hope the feedback was useful!

We hope to see you all again soon! We will be here for the rest of V2V, so come say hello!

Useful resources:

Tom Green’s Banana video. 🙂

Zero to One by Peter Thiel. The first book you should read as an entrepreneur.

Steve Blank’s The Four Steps to the Epiphany. Highly recommended.

My friend Brad Cooper’s The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development: A cheat sheet to The Four Steps to the Epiphany… (You still ought to read Steve’s book, too!)

And, if you haven’t read it, of course I suggest Eric Reiss’ The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses.

Next View Ventures Pitch templates, recommended by Brad Vale and Mike Chuisano.

Guy Kawasaki’s “The Only 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch” suggestions.

If you’d like more blog posts about great communications, pitching and so on from yours truly check out our blog.

Thank you for joining us, today! And the Drill Sergeant says: “Now, go continue being awesome!”

 

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