Business does not run merely on the products and advertisements. It runs on the people of the company and the investors which supports it time to time. You will have to go through sales pitching someday. You might have to pitch your product in some seminar, some meetup or to the investors. In this post, we will tell you about some sales pitch tips to generate leads.
“Filter everything you’re doing, saying and pitching through the customer point of view, and you’ll improve just about every metric you care about today.”
– Matt Heinz
1. Tell a Story
No one gonna listen to you if you come on the stage and start bragging about your product. People don’t wanna know about your product if you don't make them feel good. You can start the pitch by telling a story of someone or something which inspired the creation of the product.
Once you get the people’s attention, you can get into their head and pitch your product directly to their minds. Just don't talk only facts but some personal experience in the form of a story to make the people feel connected to the pitch. You can generate leads when people will be connected with you.
“How you sell matters. What your process is matters. But how your customers feel when they engage with you matters more.”
– Tiffani Bova, Sales Innovation Evangelist and Salesforce Speaker
2. Understand their Need
Understand the need of your audience. You have to observe what your audience wants to hear. Make your speech according to your audience. Even if your audience is not interested in your product, you can tell them something which balance their interests and your product. It will motivate them to listen and engage in your pitch. Nevertheless, the key is to sell your pitch to the investors or audiences. So, cater their need to generate leads through your pitch.
“Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.”
– Seth Godin, American Author
3. Create a beautiful Presentation
Create a beautiful and interesting presentation which grab people’s attention. Use infographics and interesting pictures in your presentation. Make it more colourful. Add real life expediences of the presentation to make it relatable. Put up some straight facts about the product to make it more effective to the customers or investors who you are pitching the idea.
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4. Explainer Video
You can create an explainer video to pitch your product. However, you cannot leave it all on the video alone. You will have to explain the explainer video after it ends, to add it with your sales pitch presentation.
Videos are always great to grab the mass attention. It will be great if the video is full of facts, stats and clips showing customer experience and maybe some funny memes to lighten up the mood, in midst of the heavy, strong pitch presentation. Facts and stats are not only interesting but they will create a buzz and people are not gonna forget them so easily and neither your pitch.
5. Focus on Benefits
It is so obvious. Focus on benefits but explain the problem first. Once you let your prospect realise how big the problem is, they will start listening to you and will get convinced why they should start using the product. Because the more you let your public realize that their problem is huge, the more they will listen that why they should use or invest in the product.
“Sales is not about selling anymore, but about building trust and educating.”
– Siva Devaki, CEO - MassMailer
6. Your Own Story
People love life stories. While pitching, you can tell people how you got to where you are today. Let them know your good and bad moments. But focus on emotional moments. It touches their emotions and forces them to see themselves in your position. It will make their mind concentrate on your story. With this, you can easily get their attention and they will not forget about your product for a pretty long time.
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7. Keep It Short
You don’t have to stretch it all. In fact, you have to make it short. Keep it all short and simple. But, of course, you can’t do this all in a short period. However, the easy way to make it possible is to divide the time for each task and topic. This way, you will be able to plan it all better. You cannot pitch a product just in some seconds, anyway. So if you have 5 minutes, you will have to focus on the main aspects of the product and pitch whats important for the client, investor or the audience to know.
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
-Thomas Edison, American Inventor
CTA or the Call To Action is important for all types of marketing. And the sales pitch is the most important marketing opportunity. At the end of the presentation, you can ask them to sign up on your website, visit it or provide you emails, etc. But call to action is very important at the end of the pitch. Just don’t do it if you are pitching it to investors or clients.
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Lastly, wear a smile and put on the coat of confidence. A smile makes you more attractive as people will not fear to reach you out and talk to you. And confidence works as a shield to your bad moves. If you make any minor mistake, your confidence will cover it.
"There is little success where there is little laughter."
-Andrew Carnegie, American industrialist
Sales pitching can be one of the toughest work for you, but once you did it, you will realize how wrong you are. Maybe not in the first chance, but you will develop yourself gradually and become an expert in sales pitching. Experience is the best teacher. These tips are just words unless you go and do it yourself. Prepare yourself as you will never get another chance.
How was your first Sales pitch experience? Please comment below.