How to Deliver a Presentation Under Pressure

After watching business pitches at recent tech conferences, communications coach Carmine Gallo prepared tips for make-or-break situations

Last week, dozens of entrepreneurs pitched their startups and technologies to influential investors and members of the tech community in hopes of raising money and attracting attention at two different important conferences—TechCrunch 50 in San Francisco and DEMO fall in San Diego. After attending the TechCrunch event in person and watching a number of the DEMO presentations online, I tried to turn what I had observed into five tips for anyone making a business presentation under pressure. While you might not have plans to pitch your company to an investor anytime soon, the odds are likely that you will have to pitch to a potential partner, customer, employee, or lender who can make a big impact on your company in the near future.

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