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3 Powerful Stories Your Startup Could Use In Its Next Pitch

3 Powerful Stories Your Startup Could Use In Its Next Pitch

FROM INC: When I walked into my first pitch meeting, I was convinced I'd leave with a check. I opened up my laptop, blew through my PowerPoint slides, and then popped the question: Want to invest? Though I didn't get the money (surprise), I did get one observation from a would-be investor: "You sounded really needy."

That's a mistake I'll never make again. Four years and $6 million in seed funding later, I've realized that what inspires an investor to action isn't the ask; it's the story you tell. Our brains, as it turns out, are built for stories -- but not the problem-solution-traction kind.

Stories -- real stories with conflict and a hero -- change us so profoundly that we become more empathetic, more willing to help, and more likely to mimic the behaviors of the main character. Put another way: For founders like you and me, stories are tools of persuasion.Imagine how powerful these three could be at your next pitch meeting. CONTINUE.....

Is It Time To Quit Your Startup? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions First

Is It Time To Quit Your Startup? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions First

Dear College Students, Here’s How to Thrive in the Startup World

Dear College Students, Here’s How to Thrive in the Startup World