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11 point plan for a killer startup pitch (it’s not a TEDx talk)

Richard Lucas April 2017
I received this e-mail a few weeks ago from the organisers of a business plan pitching competition.
Request for help
“Dear startup pitching competition organiser.
My first reaction is “NOOOOOOOOO”
“I’m too busy. My TEDxKazimierz event is only three weeks away. There is a lot of great advice on how to pitch available on this top secret website here

Having said that it’s good to ask for advice. I shouldn’t be too harsh, I will share my thoughts in a blog post that is available to everyone, based on the hundreds if not thousands of pitches I’ve seen and read and the thousands of hours I’ve devoted to TED and TEDx – in recent years helping many TEDx speakers prepare “the talk of their lives”.