Life is a pitch. And according to award-winning actor and professional ‘storyseller’ Mimoun Oaïssa , startups in particular should learn to present themselves convincingly. His session for Startup Launch Class was all about ‘How to tell your story’. In this program, set up by ACE, ING and Strategiemakers, they invited Oaïssa to reveal some of his ‘storyselling’ secrets. His pitching-advice in a nutshell? ‘Take over control. Carefully decide your body language. You are in charge! Show enthusiasm and authority. And doing great feels weird, because ‘change feels strange”.
Startup Launch Class
The program of Startup Launch Class offers new startups knowledge and coaching. New business ideas are developed and the students get training in how they launch their ideas into the world. In a period of 10 weeks, the students and coaches come together once a week at the Startup Factory in the Wibauthuis to validate their business model and learn different skills that an entrepreneur needs. One of these skills is pitching, a very useful one. Mimoun Oaïssa, the guest speaker of this week, explains us why.