Landing a meeting with investors is a big opportunity—and a key test of your business. Investors ask tough questions. The answers can define your future. This learning path is all about preparing, designing, and delivering a rock-solid pitch that makes people want to invest in your company.
Prepare a presentation that makes people want to invest.
Sell your ideas, your story, and yourself.
Deliver a dynamic and energizing pitch to potential investors.
Presentation Tips for Pitching to Investors with Jessica Chen
Get tips for preparing and presenting a winning pitch to investors.
29m 16s • COURSE
Jodi Glickman on Pitching Yourself with Jodi Glickman
Learn how to pitch your ideas, your story, and yourself in three easy steps.
15m 49s • COURSE
Pitching Your Ideas Strategically with Todd Dewett
Learn how to pitch your ideas strategically. Get tips to prepare your presentation, read the room, time your delivery, and move your idea forward.
22m 45s • COURSE
Guy Kawasaki on Entrepreneurship with Guy Kawasaki
Explore Kawasaki's thoughts on entrepreneurship-centered topics including focusing your pitch and prototypes, predicting new markets, and capitalizing on social media.
14m 31s • COURSE
Creating and Giving Business Presentations with Tatiana Kolovou
Learn the fundamentals of preparing for and delivering a compelling business presentation.
1h 8m • COURSE
Designing a Presentation with Tony Harmer
Learn from a graphic designer how to create the very best, most visually appealing presentations.
56m 12s • COURSE
High-Stakes Communication with Jenna Lange
Manage your message, yourself, and stakeholders when tension is high. Get practical tips and real-life examples that can help you prepare to shine in high-stakes moments.
1h 4m • COURSE
Executive Presence on Video Conference Calls with Jessica Chen
Learn how to look and sound confident, collected, and smart on your next conference call or video presentation.
34m 54s • COURSE
Presenting Technical Information with Stories with Poornima Vijayashanker
Make complex material more memorable and engaging. Learn how to use storytelling to transform technical talks into dynamic and energizing presentations.
31m 26s • COURSE
You'll learn presenting, pitching, and closing skills with these experts.
Jessica Chen is founder of Soulcast Media, a premier communications and media agency.
A former award-winning newscaster, Jessica started Soulcast Media to help businesses and individuals in the US and in Asia present their best image to the world. She works with clients on public speaking, confidence building, communications skills, and on-camera content creation.
As the CEO and founder of GreatOnTheJob.com, Jodi Glickman is passionate about developing leaders.
She has trained tens of thousands of the brightest minds by creating a groundbreaking curriculum that delivers practical, tactical communication skills and strategies for professionals to influence, advance, and lead in the twenty-first-century workplace. Jodi is the author of the critically acclaimed book Great on the Job: What to Say, How to Say It. The Secrets of Getting Ahead, a writer for the Harvard Business Review, and a TEDx speaker ("Why You Should Stop Looking for Work You Love"). She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her family.
Dr. Todd Dewett is one of the world's most watched leadership personalities.
He is an authenticity expert, best-selling author, best-selling educator at LinkedIn Learning, a TEDx speaker, and an Inc. Magazine Top 100 leadership speaker. He is a thought leader and expert on leadership, focused primarily on authenticity and aspects of relationships and leader behaviors that drive success at work. His unique take on leadership has resulted in quotes in the New York Times, Businessweek, Forbes, TIME, and hundreds of other outlets. After beginning his career with Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young he completed his PhD in management and organizational behavior at Texas A&M University and enjoyed a career as an award-winning professor and scholar. Todd has delivered over 1,000 speeches and created a body of educational work enjoyed by over 20,000,000 professionals around the globe. His recent clients include Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Pepsi, Boeing, General Electric, Caterpillar, and hundreds more. Visit his home online at www.drdewett.com.
Guy Kawasaki is a household name in innovation and entrepreneurship. He's spoken at Google, Apple, and TEDx.
Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, a graphics design online service, and an executive fellow at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
Tatiana Kolovou is faculty member at the top-ranked Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
She came to the United States as an "academic immigrant" from Athens, Greece. Now she teaches business communication and cross-cultural effectiveness. Tatiana consults with executives and teams at large companies to develop effective communication skills for the global enterprise.
Tony Harmer is an educator and illustrator. He has 160+ certifications—including Adobe Creative Suite Master.
Tony Harmer has worked in the creative industry for over thirty years on a range of design, illustration, and web/screen projects. An Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor with more than 160 certifications and one of only a few to achieve status as a Creative Suite Master, Tony has delivered training all over the UK and Europe.
Tony has written frequently for Computer Arts magazine and is a guest author on a number of blogs, but more than anything, he still just loves to sit and draw.
Jenna Lange is the founder and president of Lange International.
Jenna's journey to managing high-stakes moments began as a competitive figure skater where she learned to conquer her fears and perform. Sadly, that confidence did not carry through to help her with her deep fear of public speaking. (You can't skate your way through that.)
With focused feedback and curiosity, she embarked on a lifetime journey to learn how to make an impact and project confidence when the stakes are high.
Twenty years, three international sales roles, and an MBA later, she turned to consulting and has helped hundreds of executives improve their impact in high-stakes communication moments.
Jenna's experience spans countries, industries, and communication challenges. Jenna works with senior leaders at companies such as Microsoft, NBBJ, The Gates Foundation, The North Face, Expedia, Russell Investments, Google, Blue Shield of California, YouTube, and many more. Jenna also has extensive experience working with VCs to help founders and CEOs craft and deliver their stories for investors, customers, and partners.
Jenna earned her MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, speaks fluent Spanish and conversational Portuguese, and worked for several years in Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. She has conducted customized training programs to help international teams throughout Europe and Latin America sell, negotiate, and communicate more effectively and pitch to win large new accounts. She has delivered keynote presentations in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Spain, as well as throughout the United States.
Before launching Lange International, Jenna spent five years as a principal consultant with Rogen International, a global communication consultancy, where she built and managed the company's West Coast operations. Jenna has been an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business and the University of Washington Foster School of Business. Jenna's book, Please Don't Picture Them Naked, takes readers on a humorous tour of public speaking dos and don'ts. While Jenna's ice skates are dusty after a young retirement from figure skating, when she is not working you will find her running or skiing with her husband and two children.
Femgineer is an education company dedicated to helping tech professionals advance in their careers and build great products and companies, while promoting inclusivity in the industry. A serial entrepreneur, Poornima was also the founding engineer at Mint.com. For the past 15 years, she has been a product and engineering lead for web and mobile software products at consumer and enterprise companies, from early-stage startups to Fortune 500s. She also enjoys being involved in recruiting, onboarding, and growing engineering and product teams. As part of her roles as an industry leader and advocate, she has spoken at hundreds of tech companies, conferences, and events around the world.