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Ready to take your business to the next level? Let’s talk about the perfect #pitch! Whether you like it or not, people are judging you and forming decisions about you within the first thirty seconds from the time that they meet you. People want to work with people that they like! So, if you’re in the corner at an event with your arms folded or have a smug look on your face, you’re not going to be approachable. Your body language is critical. If you’re not approachable, then you may miss out on a potential opportunity to connect and form a relationship with someone.
What is a pitch? Simply put, a pitch is just a presentation. A pitch is a sales presentation where your goal is, ultimately, to seal the deal or to at least get someone interested who will want to call you back and work with you, buy your product, or invest in whatever you’re trying to get them to invest in.
Answer these questions in your pitch:
The first thing you want to do when you make a pitch, is, and this sounds simple – understand what you’re trying to sale. Is that a product, is that a service? What is it, in sixty seconds? You have to be able to narrow your pitch down in really sixty seconds or less! It sounds cliché but, it’s doable. You can do it! This 60 second pitch is called an “elevator pitch” because if you’re riding up an elevator, maybe one floor and you need to capture someone’s attention and interest!
What is the problem that you’re trying to solve? You don’t want to start talking about a toy and then talk about the website company you own. People want to work with someone who’s focused. Why is your service or product special?
Once you offer your solution, don’t forget your call to action. So many people just pitch their products but they forget their call of action. What are your expectations and wants? A call of action can simply be a question or a statement.
What is the best advice you received that helped you make the perfect pitch?
What is networking? Networking is casting your NET and WORKING so that you close the holes of your net! Wouldn’t it be great if you could just launch a business and have customers lined up out of the door so that you sell out of your inventory the first day of sales? It’s not impossible, […]
After the mark registers on the Principal Register at the USPTO, you are required to maintain that trademark. Hopefully, this is not news to you if you’re a trademark owner! The beauty of trademark protection is trademarks last as long as you use them and maintain them. Once you get a trademark registration, it’s up […]
Ready to learn more about the trademark timeline? Now, what exactly is the trademark timeline? The trademark timeline is what will happen after a trademark application is filed. First, it’s important to be clear on what you can file at the USPTO to get federal trademark protection. A trademark is a source identifier. This can […]
You know what they say about assumptions, right? You make an #$@.. You get my point! Well, keep reading so you don’t make assumptions that can jeopardize your patent, trademark or copyright rights. First, there’s no percent rule! Congratulations on your invention but never ask a patent attorney, what percent you need to change an invention […]
Great! You’ve invented the next best thing and now you’re ready to tell the world. Slow down! Did you know that if you disclose your invention to others you may lose the right to file a patent application to secure patent protection for your invention? Once you disclose your invention, you have one year to […]
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It’s SUMMER! You have survived another year of law school. Congratulations! Have you thought about your career after law school? It’s never too early to start strategizing on actually having a career rather than a job. The competition is stiff. What are you doing to distinguish yourself from other students? Here are a few tips that will help you to advance in your career.
1. First, be open to alternative careers. You’re still a student. Take advantage of all opportunities. Don’t limit yourself. Now is the time to explore all options.
2. Attend your law school networking events and follow up with attorneys. Create a database to store all contact information of the attorneys you meet. You never know when you’ll need to send out a newsletter or an email.
3. Create a blog to get your name out. Analyze cases! Distinguish yourself! The internet has provided an opportunity for you to create your own brand. Take advantage of it. If you’re interested in trademark law, for example, create a blog with niche trademark information.
4. Use social media. (Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin). How will anyone know what you’re capable of if they don’t know you? Social media is a great tool to create a global brand and to grow your followers and supporters.
5. Research jobs and attorney you are interviewing with. Be prepared. Don’t waste their time. The worse thing you can do in an interview is ask questions where the answers can easily be found on the Firm’s site. For example, don’t ask an attorney where they attended law school. Rather, relate their law school to something personal to let them know you did your homework!
6. In an interview, ask intelligent questions to show you’ve done your research, not just “How much will you pay?” Talk about a big case the firm won or a current event.
Remember, your career research should be career focused not job focused. There’s a huge difference.
Time is valuable and irreplaceable so it is important to spend time doing things you love, including working. Happy CAREER hunting!
What’s the best advice you’ve received that has advanced your career?
Today, I had the pleasure of interviewing Donna Maria Coles Johnson, Founder and Owner of The Indie Business Network. Enjoy this Blab interview below to learn more about business, branding and life. Successfully creating a business, branding your business and balancing life are critical to propelling your business. Enjoy this video! What are you doing […]
Are you prioritizing the wrong things in your business? We are all given 24 hours in a day. People often ask entrepreneurs how they accomplish so much in one day. It sounds cliche but it’s simple. Successful entrepreneurs prioritize their time. If you are not setting daily realistic goals during the day, you could be […]