In order to get my pitch perfect, I am practicing over and over but it's not just alone in front of my mirror. I am getting out of my comfort zone and pitching to more family and friends so I know my pitch as well as I know the Pledge of Allegiance.
I just got back from a short girls trip with a very good friend that I've known since High School. On the flight out, I promised not to talk about Product X the ENTIRE time but could she just listen to my pitch "once more?
Once home, the family headed over to my in-laws to visit with some of their friends that were in town. Luckily for me, one of those friends owns a kitchen store and I brought Product X to show her. Did you catch that? Product X is something for your kitchen. Actually, it's something for your kitchen that you won't want to live without!
But instead of just showing her Product X, I pitched it to her. Now, let me set the scene, I have my in-laws watching, the kitchen store lady and her husband watching and my husband whom I am sure is pretty tired of hearing, "My name is Tracy, a mom of two and this is Product X"!
Admittedly, the more I "pitch" the easier it gets but I still get flushed. Then I hold my breath and wait for their thoughts.
The kitchen store lady LOVED Product X and said she would most definitely purchase it for her store! Woohooo!!!! Her husband loved my pitch (he is in sales) and my in-laws are still on board with the idea. My husband...well, he just nodded and headed out to the pool to tend to the kids. I guess he has said all that he can at this point. That does not stop me from asking him what he thought and lovingly he says, "Babe, it's perfect"!
I guess the moral to the story is "the more you get yourself out of your comfort zone, the easier it gets". So far, so good!