Whether you’ve never pitched a product or business idea to investors before or you’re an old pro, nobody is immune to mistakes. The problem with pitching is that the folks you pitch to have seen a ton of the same mistakes over and over and are quick to recognize any that you make. What are the most common mistakes to watch out for?
Many pitches are simply difficult to follow. A lack of structure or a loose presentation can end up raising more questions than answers. Your job when you pitch is to deliver a clear-cut and logical message. If the answer is “no,” it should be because the decision-maker has passed on your concept, not because he or she didn’t understand it. Many passionate pitchers fill their pitches with too many details. Give yourself the time and space to arrive at your key arguments; don’t get sidetracked by the details, no matter how cool they are. Finally, you have to be ready to answer tough questions. Anyone you pitch to is going to want to know more, so you must be able to view your pitch from the eyes of someone unfamiliar with it. You have to know what questions to expect and how to answer them. Do this, and you’ll have a good shot!
Read the full article here: Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Pitching Your Business