Here are some tips on honing a great pitch:
1. Be clear and concise. If you can't tell me in one minute or under the mission and vision of what you are pitching then it's not concise enough. Be specific and use words that are easy to understand.
2. Be remarkable. When you are intriguing and interesting it makes you stand out and more memorable in people's minds. Get creative about how you will describe who you are and what you do or believe.
3. Tell a story that is easy to repeat. This is particularly important for getting others to know about you. The easier the story is to repeat, the faster it will spread.
It's worth it to write out a few different kinds of pitches (Elevator Pitch, Stranger Pitch, etc) and to practice them on different people to see what reaction you get. I have been meeting a lot of new people lately and it's been interesting to practice my own pitch and also listen to others pitch (even if they don't know they are doing it). Really strong pitches and really weak pitches stand out the most. Your pitch can really make or break the potential for future engagement with someone, so make it good!
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