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Josh Brooks is Founder of Post Card on the Run (http://www.postcardontherun.com/). In this video he talks about understanding the importance of storytelling. This will help you hone your pitch.
I think the idea or the concept of story telling as an entrepreneur or as a young business person is crucial. That you have to understand. You have to be passionate about what your concept or your product that you're developing is and being able to do that in a short amount of time and literally it is the elevator pitch for that reason. You only have 30 seconds, 60 seconds to tell that story and if you can't do it, it's going to be very difficult.
Secondly, take advantage of all those multimedia tools that are out there and really let people see what you're trying to show them through products they maybe even be familiar with.
I think the idea of using emotional triggers like music and imagery... Things that are familiar with them will always yield the ah-moment when they're actually listening to you or watching what you wanted to share with them.
So I think generally speaking, we're at a point in our lives now we have so many... So much access to great multimedia stuff to help us accentuate our stories. Use them and make it nice and tight and people will appreciate that as well and of course, practice makes perfect. The idea that the more you tell your story, the more you do your pitch, the better you become at it and the end result would be people would be more interested because your story is more concise and you've got a great story to tell.
So to bring it all together, you can have a great co-founder. You can have a great partner. You can have really well developed forecast but the truth is that if you can actually tell the story about what you're doing, what problem you might be solving or what new product you wanted to bring to market in a meaningful and tasteful and memorable way, that's one really important part of that... Of the bigger story about your product.