By k | February 20, 2012 - 6:00 am - Posted in New Business Development

Black In America: The New Promised Land
- Silicon Valley,

upon arrival,
the entrepreneurs were asked to pitch
at their first meet and greet event.

The entrepreneurs were shocked
and completely unprepared.

The potential investors
were, of course, appalled.
Individual after individual
pointed out
that entrepreneurs should
ALWAYS be ready to pitch.

An author buddy attended a dinner
on Saturday.
She lucked out
and sat beside an agent.
The agent asked her to pitch
her latest book.

My buddy froze.
She didn’t have a tagline.
She didn’t have a catchy blurb.
The agent was unimpressed
and didn’t ask to see her book.

If you sat beside someone right now
who had the ability to help you
with your dream,
could you sell her on helping you?

ALWAYS be ready to pitch.

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