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A winning pitch

A winning pitch starts with a winning logline: one or two sentences that explain what your idea is about. Loglines attract attention.

To influence the people who can turn your idea into reality, you need to deliver the pitch in an exciting way that is easy to understand. 

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Find one thing you want your audience to remember. It should cater to the needs of your audience.

The one-liner should be solving a specific problem. It should be easy to remember. For instance, in 2008, the MacBook Air was described as “the world’s thinnest notebook.”
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A logline should be easy to say and easy to remember. For instance, Sergey Brin and Larry Page told capital investor Michael Moritz: “Google organizes the world’s information and makes it universally accessible." The pitch was clear and had a sense of purpose....

Every person who speaks on behalf of your company or sells your product should deliver the same logline. Consistent loglines are memorable and repeatable.

If you are unable at first to communicate your pitch, be patient. Once you master the logline, it will be easy to clar...

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The origin of 10/20/30 Rule

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