If you open your pitch like a pro, you can not end as an amateur. To continue helping you become a true pitch professional with total control over your presentation, this week David helps you focus on the final part of your pitch. It is really important to have a strong finish, and in this article the Pitch Guru of Amsterdam will explain you how to create one.
Doing it wrong
‘Uhm, well. That was it….ehm, any questions?’ This is where it goes wrong. Ending your pitch without a strong well thought-out end, that’s not a good idea. Your audience won’t know whether you are done yet. In this way, your pitch has an unfinished touch. ‘Sometimes I joke that pitches go wrong at the beginning, in the middle and at the end. Then people say; ‘You mean they go wrong everywhere!’. But it is just really like the very beginning (the first 20 sec), the very end (last 20 sec) and just over-explanation in the middle’. David’s solution to this problem is to simply have a plan. A written, memorized plan.