Raising money from complete strangers requires tact. One needs to give them undisputed reasons as to why they should give any money for your project. For one to do this, they must learn how to make a great pitch that will not only appeal to their emotions, but one that will convince them that your project is worth investing in. One must learn how to put together an effective pitch. What is an effective pitch? It’s a pitch that will knock everyone’s socks off and their shoes too! A great pitch always has two main components: a written introduction to your project and a video. The pitch is what gives your audience the 1st impression of you. You don’t get second chances on making the 1st impression. So you must realize that is you don’t snag your audience at the pitch then chances are that you won’t ever be able to generate enough buzz around your project to raise the funds you require. Let’s dissect the two components together:
For your pitch to be reasonable, only make promises you can keep. Make sure that your pitch covers the following sections: who are you? How is your background relevant to your project? What is your project? Why is it so special? How long will it take to complete it? How will you use the money? What rewards are you offering? Use this article: Pre-launch, 12 ways to prepare and assess your project before launching a campaign to help you finalize your pitch materials.
When you have covered all bases we have discovered with both your written introduction and you have finished creating your video then you can rest assured that your pitch will knock them dead, ok, unconscious.