Homerun Hitter's Guide to Fundraising

  • December 18, 2007 · 5:30 PM
  • Fenwick & West (Silicon Valley Center)

5:30-6:30 Signup and networking 6:30-7:30 Interactive talk by Dan Sapp
7:30-8:30 Additional networking NOTE: $20 fee to attend ($25 at the door), get a free book.
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SUMMARY:
HOW CAN YOU ENSURE MAKING A SUCCESSFUL VC PITCH (OR ANY PRESENTATION)?

When making a presentation, 90-95% of individuals focus on the wrong thing!
1) They focus on the PowerPoint slides and not the audience members. 2) They focus on making the points they want to make and not addressing the needs the audience has. 3) They focus on the process and not on the end result.

What if you were given a roadmap that you can use to be remarkably successful in your presentations? Does one exist? Could it be that simple? In a word, YES.

Dan Sapp, in his book "The Home Run Hitter's Guide to Fundraising" synthesizes strategic planning with the power of human empathy to turn a potentially uncomfortable, unnatural presentation into an opportunity to develop and deepen an important business relationship. His book is a step-by-step guide to help you have the conversation you need to secure the capital you want. Although the book focuses on delivering the "right" VC pitch, it applies to all presentations. Be ready for change! If you follow your old habits and the current industry standard, you are doomed to look and sound just like every one else. Put the power of the concepts of this book to work to help yourself be one of the winners. His talk will change you. Just one hour with Dan will give you enough ideas that your PowerPoint slides will never be the same...

NOTE: All attendees will be given a free copy of his book "The Home Run Hitter's Guide to Fundraising"! Join us and learn about making effective presentations. Read more about the book and click on the YouTube video at: http://happyabout.inf...

BIO: Dan Sapp has over 15 years experience consulting and coaching with performance driven individuals and teams. In 1997, he founded Dan Sapp & Associates and in short order gained a reputation for his ability to help executives brand their leadership through their impact as communicators. Dan has helped countless early stage and mature companies raise capital through both the private and public markets. He has lectured at UC Berkeley's Haas Business School's executive education program, at Duke's Fuqua School of Business and currently consults with the Dean and the development team at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. His established corporate clients have included senior executives, partners and leadership teams from Silicon Valley Bank, Nokia, Hellman & Friedman LLC, 3i, Ernst & Young, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman, Mellon Capital Management, Spansion, Skyy Spirits to name a few as well as competitive age athletes such as Olympic gold medalist Bryan Boitano.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed hearing what Dan had to say very much

    December 20, 2007

  • A former member
    A former member

    really liked the speaker

    December 19, 2007

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a home run event!

    December 18, 2007

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