How to make a strong pitch in English

How to make a strong pitch in English.

Public speaking is one of the most common fears people have, but it's something that we all need to do. Whether you're pitching an idea to your boss or presenting a project to an audience, you need to learn how to make a strong pitch in English. 

Here are some tips on how to make a strong pitch in English:

1. Prepare 

Know your material inside and out. If you're going to present an idea or share your thoughts on a topic, make sure that you know everything there is to know about it.

That way, if someone asks you a question about it, you can answer without hesitation.

2. Keep it short and concise

The best pitches are between 30 seconds to two minutes long — anything longer than two minutes is too much information for anyone to take in at once.

3. Make it personal

Tell us about yourself and what motivates you as an individual and as a company.

  • Why are you in business?
  • What do you want to change?
  • Why does it matter?

4. Be clear about what you're offering — or asking for — early on

People need to know why they should care about your pitch within the first few seconds, so make sure that this is clear from the get-go: "We plan on building a new factory here in town..." or "I'm looking for funding for my new venture..."

Use visuals wherever possible — especially if you're presenting remotely via video conference or phone call.

5. Practice often

The more times you practice making pitches in English, the easier it gets — and the more confident you'll feel when doing it in front of other people.

The pitch is the most important part of your presentation. It's what gets people interested in what you're saying, and keeps them engaged until the end.

A good pitch can be memorable, but a bad one will leave people confused and bored.

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About the author

Solange Conill

When you learn a language you bring your own cultural mores. I bridge this gap and help you understand the ins and outs of the English language in order to communicate effectively.