Cole Smith, Founder & CEO – Tresit Group
As The Pitch Whisperer, John Livesay helps people craft a compelling pitch that tugs at the heartstrings so people open their purse strings.. He hosts “The Successful Pitch” podcast and is the author of “The Successful Pitch : Conversations on Going From Invisible To Investable”
John had an award winning twenty year career in media sales with Conde Nast and is the mentor at Dreamfunded.com.
John has appeared in Forbes, INC. as well on CBS FOX and ABC as an expert on “How To Ask For What You Want And Get A Yes.”
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We feel so lucky to have had you speak to our audience of interior designers about the art of selling, something that can be somewhat uncomfortable for creative types. During your presentation, you equipped them with the information and tools to be their own best advocates and taught them how to communicate the value in what they can bring to their clients. Thanks so much for sharing your expertise. I am confident that everyone left feeling inspired...I sure did.
You are one of my favorite speakers . I was trying to type as fast as I could to capture as much of it as possible because you had a lot of good things. It also helped me identify the areas you covered that I am strong at, and the areas that are missing or weaker like "Landing the Plane".
That was a wonderful presentation and the best I've heard on pitching. What I appreciated most was how you talked to and with us vs. at or over us.
John Livesay was the keynote speaker at Gensler's regional meeting in Washington D.C. to over 80 members of our top management team with the theme of "Exploring New Worlds of Client Relationships." John did incredible preparation to understand the Gensler culture and challenges we face to stay at the top of our field. He gave us specific tolls and focus on how to be storytellers so our clients not only see the value in hiring us, but are inspired to want to work with us. I highly recommend him as a speaker and we look forward to having him back.
"I was honored to be on John Livesay's podcast "The Successful Pitch". He is a great interviewer and it was a lot of fun. His advice is right on! I recommend you being a guest if invited and hiring him if you need to raise money!"
Trying to get funded alone is like trying to climb Mt Everest without a GPS. John, Judy and Dee at Crack The Funding Code act as my sherpas and helped me get to the funding mountaintop faster than I could ever have done it alone.
John exceptionally masters the skill to extract and formulate the authentic key messages and value propositions for start-ups and founders. He has helped VoteBash in developing a clear path to funding and getting in front of top-notch investors with confidence.
“Shark Tank for your ears!” – iTunes reviewer
People remember your stories not your numbers. Do you wish you could tell people in 60 seconds who you are and what you do so they say “That’s interesting … tell me more?”
What is the secret to pitching new customers to hire you ?
Pitching with a clear, concise and compelling story is the key to tell great stories so pull people in vs. the old school way of pushing your message out to people.