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Make an impact : Presentation guide for New Ideas

Sometimes there are good ideas that often never get off the ground.  Part of the reason for their pre-mature failure is because of the way they are presented to audiences.

Innovators and business managers often over look the power that a presentation has on an idea.  How many times have you seen a successful idea launch that someone else has already tried but it went no where.  Frustrating huh?  Having the right, or wrong, presentation of an idea can really make or break the big  break-out opportunity for others.

So when you think about great presenters, who comes to mind?  Steve Jobs is one that I often mentally reach for when I think about this.  Remember how he introduced the iPhone?  I still get goosebumps when I think about the urge I felt to run out and instantly buy one.  Talk about your successful product launches!

So what make a successful presentation?  How can you prepare to bring your audiences along your inspiration pathway?  As if the business Gods were listening, I happened upon the following..

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Perfect Pitch: How you can serve up a successful new idea

When I  get asked to assist clients with bringing their new ideas to market, invariably there is a point in the process where you need to sell someone else on the idea.  For mom-and-pop start-ups, it is just as important as for larger companies to make sure everyone is on board before getting too far in the innovation process.

Some companies and individuals are just more open to new ideas while others need a bit more convincing.  Regardless of your audience’s pre-disposition to new ideas, it is critical that you complete the due diligence to overcome any hurdles and if nothing else, solidify your ideas.  So how do you set up for a perfect pitch?  Besides calling Flashpoint Strategy to help you with your business case and presentation (there’s my pitch), here are some great pointers:

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