The Handshake Pitch

How to introduce yourself at Network Events and in Social Situations

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You go to a meet up. Someone asks you the question, 'What do you do?'

So... what do you say?

I go to network events all the time, and see that most people are not ready for this situation. In fact, two things regularly happen.

Firstly, they either talk for five minutes, giving all kinds of details that the listener has no interest in.

Or secondly, they say something like, 'Oh, yes, what do I do? Well, erm, where should I start? It's quite complicated, actually, but I will try to explain...'

Neither of these two answers give the other person a big incentive to ask more questions - it's clear this talk will take a lot of time!

(By the way - when I started as an entrepreneur, I gave similar answers! That's why I want to share these tools with you, so you can avoid the mistakes I made.)

It doesn't have to be this way!

In this course, you'll learn how to;

  1. Take some time to prepare your handshake pitch, in a structured way
  2. Tell what you do and what's special about how you solve customer problems - in just 4 sentences, in around 25 seconds
  3. Feel confident at every network event - or social meet up - you ever go to

The Handshake Pitch is a platform for a meaningful connection - in business and personal life.

Your Instructor

David Beckett
David Beckett

David Beckett has coached 2200+ Startups to raise over €450 Million in investment. He's also trained over 35,000 professionals in 29 countries at major corporates, such as, Shell, Tata Consultancy Services, Netflix and Amazon, helping them pitch for resources and new business. David's coached over 30 TEDx speakers; is the creator of The Pitch Canvas©; and is the author of the books Pitch To Win and Blue Moon Pitch.

"I believe great ideas need a voice. My sole purpose is to help you shine, and ensure that your great ideas are heard - presenting online, or face to face."

Professionals at these companies have used David's tools to make winning pitches.

“In the last few years, I have seen David turn dozens of Startup founders into phenomenal pitchers.
He is without doubt the best in his field.”

- Ruud Hendriks, Co-Founder, Startupbootcamp Global Accelerator


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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How long does this course take?
There is 18 minutes of video, and with additional text to read, most people complete the content within 25 minutes. It will take you a bit longer to make some drafts of your four sentence, 25 seconds pitch - but within an hour, you will have a refined answer to the question, 'What do you do?'
Why is it free?
I give various tools away to help those who can't afford a pitch coach, or are just getting started. if you want to go further, I have a Pitch Academy, with a comprehensive set of courses that will help you prepare for any pitch - to customers, investors and pitch competitions. What's more, you can get access to the full academy for a big discount, if you complete the Handshake Pitch course!