When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a-kind method to raise more than $400 million - and now, for the first time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation.
Whether you’re selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, Pitch Anything will transform the way you position your ideas.
According to Klaff, creating and presenting a great pitch isn’t an art - it’s a simple science. Applying the latest findings in the field of neuroeconomics, while sharing eye-opening stories of his method in action, Klaff describes how the brain makes decisions and responds to pitches. With this information, you’ll remain in complete control of every stage of the pitch process.
Pitch Anything introduces the exclusive STRONG method of pitching, which can be put to use immediately:
Setting the Frame
Telling the Story
Revealing the Intrigue
Offering the Prize
Nailing the Hookpoint
Getting a Decision
One truly great pitch can improve your career, make you a lot of money - and even change your life. Success is dependent on the method you use, not how hard you try. "Better method, more money," Klaff says. "Much better method, much more money." Klaff is the best in the business because his method is much better than anyone else’s. And now it’s yours.
Apply the tactics and strategies outlined in Pitch Anything to engage and persuade your audience - and you’ll have more funding and support than you ever thought possible.
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Less stories that ramble on for ever before getting to the point
I barely learnt anything - the long pointless stories just made me switch off
Limited relevance outside of US finance
Whilst there's a few interesting ideas in this book. I couldn't help but be put off by Mr Klaff himself. I found the size of this man's ego grating. Excellent at his job he may be, but I would actively go out of my way not to work with him. Or listen to him further.
The examples he gives apparently work well in the highly aggressive and confrontational US finance world, but they categorically do not work in other settings. For example, here in the UK where relationship building is far more important. In short people want to work with people they like. Life is too short not to. I've raised money before and mostly i find it comes down to chemistry and trust. Use these techniques here and you'll develop neither.
Quite simply If I tried some of these techniques in my boardroom I would either be laughed out the door or would be picking up my final payslip.
Furthermore, despite the fact that the book is about conveying messages, I also found the structure to be all over the place and little of it actually sunk in.
So if you're US centric and work in finance, this may be useful. For anyone else, less so.
not sure, probably another seth godin
The narration was done by the author so it is hard to separate the two. I just found it to be one big ego trip.I lost count of the times he mentioned his private jets.
- H. B. Warren