Pitch Perfect!


We have added a not one, but TWO new and really useful talks (see details below in
blue) to this event which will now start at 6pm. We highly recommend you try to make this as you will gain some invaluable information from the top notch specialist law firm Wilmer Hale who are flying in experts from their Boston and Silicon Valley offices just for you!!!

1. "Playing it Smart
Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls You Never Knew Existed"


2. "Looking West –
What’s Happening in the US?"

by
Speakers:
Paula Holland, Andrew Ross, Mick Bain, Peter Buckland

Mick Bain and Peter Buckland from their Boston and Silicon Valley offices have worked extensively with emerging companies, many of whom have helped change the way we all work, think and live.  They will be discussing current developments in the US and will be taking questions at the end of the presentation.


Following these talks, we will dive right into our Pitch Perfect! evening at 7pm where our amazing and ever exuberant coach/speaker/presenter/facilitator/motivator David McQueen (check out his LinkedIn profile to see how awesome he ishttp://www.linkedin.com/in/davemcqueen) will take us through a series of fun and interactive exercises that will teach us everything we need to know about pitching and the importance of a good pitch. Topics will include, but not be limited to:

  • Challenging fear and building confidence
  • Breathing techniques
  • Posture & body language
  • Performance & voice projection
  • Types of pitches
  • Identifying your signature style
  • Finding your hook
  • Adapting to your audience
  • Dealing with technical and other problems
  • Plus much, much more...

We will be covering a lot of topics as you can see so come prepared with tablets and laptops or for those of you who are more old school, chalk and blackboard! ;) 

This is event is not for anyone wishing to remain a wall-flower. You may be one now, but you will be the life of the party by the end of it!!!
There will be lots of audience participation and will be fast moving and super interactive. So come prepared to have your inhibitions surgically removed from you!!

Click this link for details of our next pitching event where you will be able to put your newly-learned skills into effective practice and use:
http://www.meetup.com/Developers-Entrepreneurs/events/117969722/


Feel free to get in touch with me should you have any questions.


Rob
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  • Karin N.

    David was absolutely awesome!

    2 · June 28, 2013

  • David M.

    Thoroughly enjoyed the evening and the positive constructive feedback. We are just finalising details of the workshop but ready to go soon. The books I recommended are

    Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion - Robert Caldiani http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/006124189X

    Behind the Cloud - Mark Benioff
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0470521163

    Look forward to working with some of you in the not too distant future.

    Thanks again to Rober and Joaquim for organising this

    4 · June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organising. It was certainly informative. I have this retrospective moment that I wish I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and improvised with that teddy bear speech.

    June 27, 2013

  • ernest

    Great meetup and well attended. Great presentations and met some interesting people. Great!

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event, interesting talks, took a lot away to work on! There was mention of a book we should read - any chance you could post the details? Thanks!

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Mark W.

    Yes refreshingly good and different meeting. Liked the pitching a lot. It has helped me rethink how Im pitching too.

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Georgi G.

    Great event. Thanks for the organizers!

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Paul M.

    Great event, great people, great presentations. Thanks Robert!

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Fred A.

    Are there any slides for the legal talks? I missed the talk :(

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Jeremy V.

    Good and relevant presentations which didn't go on for too long.

    The second legal speaker could have been slower and used a slide or two to help explain some of the legal concepts which I feel not everybody unerstood first time from his explanation.

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Joaquim C.

    Thanks you all for attending and giving this great feedback!
    It was a perfect evening :)

    June 27, 2013

  • Rahul K.

    Great Event, had a really productive evening. David was just fantabulous!

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Marian

    Great speeches, quality workshop, useful networking. Well done!

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Milverton W.

    Perfect content, presentation and ambience.

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • venera

    David was just brilliant. It was great to see a speaker who is engaging enough without being textbook motivational and predictable. Definitely see you guys next Wednesday and thank you for today.

    4 · June 26, 2013

  • Robert F.

    Perfect! ;)

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Edward B.

    Fun and engaging as well as very useful

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • santhakumar r.

    Its very nice.

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Simon V.

    Very good event. Enjoyed it a lot.

    2 · June 26, 2013

  • Navin A.

    Hi Guys,
    Hope to meet most of you at the event! Will be bringing a few friends with me from http://appsjunction.co.uk - London's biggest "demo your app" meetup for mobile app enthusiasts. If any Startup/Entrepreneur or a Person with An App Idea needs help developing it then this impartial and very useful "how to go about an app idea guide" may help http://www.slideshare.net/phoenixgmn/phoenixgmn-how-to-go-about-an-app-idea-guide . We also offer two funding options to significantly lower the cost of app development "Order Now Pay Later" just like car finance and "Revenue Share Low Cost" Apps. More Information can be found here http://www.slideshare.net/phoenixgmn/phoenixgmn-app-funding-and-finance-options as well as on http://PhoenixGMN.com website!
    Cheers!
    -Navin
    Apps Consultant
    [masked]
    Organiser: http://AppsJunction.co.uk meetup

    June 26, 2013

  • Armel T. N.

    I'm looking to network with Tech start-ups (where Tech is a fundamental part of the business).

    Also, there is an IT Job Fair for startups happening Canary Wharf for any start-ups looking for developers http://www.meetup.com/IT-Jobs/events/124677312/

    June 26, 2013

  • Mal R.

    Looking forward to the event tonight and to meeting interesting people looking to join as cofounders or invest.

    www.alltheanalysts.com
    http://lnkd.in/8iwhMn

    June 26, 2013

  • Konrad S.

    Did someone say pizzas and beer? I'm definitely coming then!

    And for any of you looking to expand, develop and promote any type of business at all...
    YOU WILL NEED a CREATIVE COPYWRITER to write powerful, punchy, persuasive content for your website, blog, brochures and videos - if you want to beat your competitors, that is.

    I've got some magical words up my sleeve that will seduce and convince your potential customers to buy! Come and have a chat with me tomo and I'll show some to you :)

    I'll be the one in the grey flat cap, skinny tie and a typewriter under my arm.

    2 · June 25, 2013

    • Robert F.

      You only get the FREE food and drink if you do actually bring your typewriter with you!

      June 26, 2013

  • Paul M.

    Hi all - looking to meet enthusiastic Web developers looking to make the next big thing in social commerce! tweet me @paulvmar

    1 · June 25, 2013

    • Robert F.

      I thought I was working on the next big thing in social commerce. Let's chat. ;)

      1 · June 25, 2013

    • Paul M.

      Let's hope highlander was wrong then! :)

      1 · June 25, 2013

  • Joaquim C.

    Hey everyone!

    We just set up the location and it will be in The Bakery,
    an awesome new venue in City Road, next to Old Street and Google Campus (where we did our last events).

    Know more about The Bakery on:
    www.thebakerylondon.com

    2 · June 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Pizzas and beers again?

      June 25, 2013

    • Robert F.

      There will be food and drinks a plenty! ;)

      June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be coming tomorrow. I would love to receive feedback on my new product video on http://itiswhatit.is the transparent comparison website you can trust.

    June 25, 2013

  • Lloyd A.

    I am a Developer/ Entrepreneur with over 13 years experience in software development. I run CodersCode (www.coderscode.co.uk) a vibrant technical agency specialising in building cross platform applications. I look forward to meeting everyone at our next meeting.

    Thanks
    Lloyd

    May 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lloyd, I gave coderscode a look and it looks interesting. I would love to chat more in detail about it.

      June 1, 2013

    • Paul M.

      Hi Lloyd, lets chat on Wednesday - ping me @paulvmar

      June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a developer looking to meet up with entrepreneurs & start ups

    2 · June 24, 2013

    • Mark W.

      and yes I cant spell

      June 25, 2013

    • Paul M.

      Hi Jonathan, looking for great web developers for my start up. Look forward to meeting on Wednesday - ping me @paulvmar

      June 25, 2013

  • Joaquim C.

    Hey there, we have very exciting news for the event!

    from 6pm to 7pm we will do an special legal session:
    "Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls You Never Knew Existed"
    WITH FREE LEGAL ADVICE!

    Pitch Perfecting Masterclass will start at 7pm.

    3 · June 24, 2013

    • Fred A.

      Sounds great but unfortunately can't get there at 6 ;( - Who will be the speaker?

      June 24, 2013

    • Mark W.

      Good but really looking for a decent IP lawyer that can work with a start up bootstrapping it to proof of concept. Rewards will either be in heaven or if goes as planned lucrative billing :-)

      June 25, 2013

  • Razvan C.

    Anyone looking for investors? I am an enthusiastic entrepreneur looking to help other people to get in front of investors in order to pitch their business ideas.

    1 · June 2, 2013

    • Mark W.

      Hi,

      June 25, 2013

    • Mark W.

      and more! Lets chat as currently self funding seed to prove concept. We are seeking intro's into certain very big co's radar in the valley and elsewhere. If you are hooked up and not cold calling our target then keen to chat.

      June 25, 2013

  • Joaquim C.

    Even more great news! The presenters visiting from the US tomorrow, Mick Bain and Peter Buckland, have worked extensively with emerging companies in Silicon Valley. They will be discussing current thinking and new developments in the US, and the differences between setting up and running businesses in the UK and the US.

    Free beer and awesome networking at 6pm at The Bakery!

    June 25, 2013

  • Mark W.

    Looking for IP advice on a boot strap basis. All 40 something done it all Wharton MBA and Computer PHD team (lets brush over the ADHD team member) with seed funding so better bet than most on being rewarded tangibly for help given for free now.

    June 25, 2013

  • Maxim

    Great to see such event!

    June 25, 2013

  • Rahul K.

    I'm a Co-founder of www.visionindya.com & looking forward to meet up with developers and other entrepreneur to built a global mobile payment system based on QR codes.

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Mark M.

    Hi All, I am an entrepreneur (Founder of life-mapp) with strong VC connections and I am looking for someone to join me as a partner/co-founder in a new project called “hengout. I am basically looking for developers (mobile app developers) who is looking to come on board as “Co-founders”. The business idea/concept is a strong one (just like life-mapp) and it has been getting positive feedback. In addition, the mobile app will be in a large global market with a very high demand. The benefit of working with me as a Co- Founder is that I'm confident that we will get funding (from seed to b & a rounds). This is due to my years working in the city and also as a “capital” introduction company where I assisted VC firms, hedge funds and private investors to raise funds.

    If you are interested in the above kindly contact me on:

    [masked]

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Grégoire S.

    I am an entrepreneur trying to connect with the London-based startup community and relocating in London this summer. I am interested in meeting web developers looking for an interesting new project with pan-European and international dimensions.

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • Povilas K.

    A web-developer trying to get into startup scene.

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Luke H.

    Looking forward to the event :-)

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • dotemacs

    Developer

    June 15, 2013

  • Armel T. N.

    I'm a software architect and founder of armelnene.com IT recruitment site

    June 9, 2013

  • Ismail M.

    Sounds great

    June 9, 2013

  • Jacob D.

    Jacob d

    June 3, 2013

  • Jacob D.

    Jacob d

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Award Winning Web Designer. Portfolio of work includes Museum of Modern Arts and Yamaha. If you need any help or advice on websites then feel free to get in touch.

    [masked] [masked]

    Looking forward to this event!

    Thanks

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Fred C.

    Eduactional site. Seeking a developer, already have lots of attention from investors but need to build a prototype.....FAST!! Get in touch.....

    May 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Award Winning Web Designer. Portfolio of work includes Museum of Modern Arts and Yamaha. If you need any help or advice on websites then feel free to get in touch.

      [masked] [masked]


      Thanks

      May 12, 2013

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