First two presenters (Spenz, TwitSprout) were great, as presenters, as entrepreneurs and as technology integrators. I have been energized to follow in their footsteps. Keep inviting people of this high calibre!
Suggest that there be some speaking coaches to provide constructive feedback to the people practicing their pitches, so they have specific information to up their game when they have to really sell their products, services, and teams. Anyone who has been a long-time Toastmaster provide such feedback, with grace and caring.
0 · August 12, 2012
I really like the fact that there was an excellent attendance. Also, the concept behind the meetup is very good and the presentations really provided a lot of insight and value. Allowing individuals to pitch was very valuable and a great opportunity to practice. I think you can make the pitching part even better if you were to take a few minutes to explain the importance and the components of an elevator pitch. Even though the room was full of entrepreneurs it is by no way mean that they all know about the elevator pitch. So I recommend that you us a Powerpoint slide to show the components of an elevator script during that period. In this way individuals would be able to practice providing the information required in an elevator script. see link:
I look forward to attending your next saturday event!..good job..keep up the work and thanks!
0 · August 11, 2012
I was impressed with the turn out and the pitches given. Everyone seemed to get involved within the Q&A session, but we stayed within the time restrictions. There could have been a short stretch break in the middle, but maybe that was just me and arriving 30mins early. I personally found it to be a great evening listening and learning about the various people and their business ventures.
0 · August 10, 2012