John Livesay is a funding strategist and helps CEOs craft a compelling pitch that engages investors in a way that inspires them to join a startup’s team. He is partners with Judy Robinett in “Crack The Funding Code”, which gets founders — funded — fast. He hosts “The Successful Pitch podcast” with investors from around the world. He is the Pitch Mentor at Startfast.net, the number one accelerator in Upstate New York. INC magazine calls John “The Pitch Whisperer.” After a successful 20 year career in media sales with Conde Nast where he worked across all 22 brands in their corporate division, John won salesperson of the year in 2012. John is also the author of The Successful Pitch: Conversations On Going From Invisible To Investable.
John prepares and stacks his "moments of certainty" -- investors give money to those who are confident. ONWARD!
Plan tomorrow today -- John writes down the three things he must get done.
John got 71 no's in a row -- and John tells the whole story here.
"Listening -- when you become a great listener -- then you become a great storyteller."
"Smart leaders are smart readers."
I would have had the foresight to use Trello to keep track of the podcasting process.
Focus on activities that generate revenue. Period.
An individual would have to share in my vision.