The Handshake Pitch
How to introduce yourself at Network Events and in Social Situations
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 is clear this talk will take a lot of time!
It doesn't have to be this way!
In this course, you'll learn how to;
- Take some time to prepare your handshake pitch, in a structured way
- Tell what you do and what's special about how you solve customer problems in just four sentences
- 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.
David Beckett has coached over 800 Startups to raise over €195 Million in investment. He also works with innovation teams in major corporates, such as PwC, Google, ING and IKEA, helping them pitch for resources and support within their organisation. He's coached over 25 TEDx speakers; is the creator of The Pitch Canvas©; and is the author of the book Pitch To Win.
"I believe great ideas need a voice.
My sole purpose is to help you shine, and ensure that your great ideas are heard.
Have you ever had an idea and nobody listened? I don't want anyone to have that feeling. I am driven to share the tools I've learned over years of research to help anyone learn how to make a great pitch."
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