Katie Paterson knows both sides of the investment pitching game. She's a self-professed startup junkie, and has been instrumental in building a number of successful companies. (If you want to get her attention, say you're looking for help starting a SaaS business). And, as is befitting an interviewee on Your Ultimate Pitch, she is also [...]
Whenever I get asked about powerpoint presentation tips, I always tweak the question - it's not about powerpoint, but about memory. Case in point. I did 5 keynotes in April, including three speeches with entirely new content. The experience was educational, to put it mildly. These speeches weren't your bog-standard 'hunch over the podium and [...]
Just a brief post to celebrate Your Ultimate Speech being featured in a full page feature in Capital Magazine. Thanks to Andrew Duffy, the intrepid journalist who made it all happen. Rock on!
I've been paid to write my entire life. I began as an advertising copywriter. I wrote a book. Now, in addition to brand consulting, I run a company that creates speeches. When I can't write, I don't eat. I'd like to underline the difference between this and hobby writing. If your hobby is a blog, [...]
You may be a tech startup, pitching tech investors. Or you may be growing your company in a sector like agriculture. Either way, a great pitch is a great pitch. With that in mind, I wanted to share an enlightening conversation I had with Monsanto Growth Ventures' Director of Investment Kiersten Stead. Monsanto, as everyone [...]
Frontfundr is a unique hybrid in the investment space. Bringing together the discipline of traditional investment firms with the adrenalin of the crowdfunding model, Frontfundr is driving investment for startups and pre-revenue companies in Canada, and bringing more 'citizen investors' into the game. The result is a greater sense of community and support for innovative [...]