Pitch

That may just sound old-man cranky. I'd be happy if it were. But there's a reason that in all the years of television, we've
The authenticity was extremely important to all parties involved.
Every now and then our team at the Upitch App receives an email from a journalist who, frustrated with their overflowing inbox, tells us they don't want to download Upitch because the last thing in this world they want or need is - you guessed it - more pitches! Point taken. But here's the rub (in our humble opinion)...
Businesswoman, author and star of Oxygen's "Quit Your Day Job," Randi Zuckerberg serves up some tips and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur.
Unfortunately, in most industries, networking is a hurdle you have to overcome in order to make connections. While it might
If you're an unknown quantity, and you aren't sleeping with someone at a literary agency--or even if you are, in some cases--it's virtually impossible to get face time with a publishing professional, be it an agent, editor, or publisher.
Imagine for a moment that your friends all see the world differently. They can see everything fine, the shapes, the shadows, the textures. The colors are there too: the sky glows blue, the leaves on trees look pretty green, and the earth is a homely brown. All is well.
Like any speaker getting ready to deliver a keynote, you've got to know your audience -- and your audience will be mostly men -- period. But men are simply investors with a different gender and at the end of the day, they are motivated by the same things you are: getting good business done.
I truly believe that we can help luck along by being prepared for opportunity when it knocks. And one of the must-have tools in our storytelling arsenal is the infamous Elevator Pitch - or the "quickpitch" as I have often dubbed it.
What do Star Wars, Silence of the Lambs and The Dark Knight have in common? Well yes, they all were huge Box Office hits. But they also have a larger than life Villain. Who can ever forget Darth Vader? Hannibal Lecter or Heath Ledger's haunting version of the Joker?