Monday, June 22, 2009

Slow it down

Not much longer until the casting call and I am still pitching my pitch to whomever will listen (and to some that don't have a choice)!

The last lucky guy on the receiving end of my pitch for Product X gave me some wonderful advice:


I was so focused on getting in AS MUCH info in that 30 seconds that all my "points" and "features" were being lost in the fast paced rambling.

I can actually talk really fast and at one point thought I should look into becoming an auctioneer but that's another story.

My Brother-in-law (the lucky guy who told me to Slow down) said to pick 3 key points of Product X and just go with that.

Because it was his idea, he of course had to sit and listen to my new and improved pitch over and over and I have to say, he was right! The passion I have for Product X comes through now and I can feel the excitement of the invention instead of the pressure of hitting all of my bullet points.

It may take a village to raise a child but it takes a small city to help me get Product X right!


  1. Hi Tracy,
    In most situations I would say slow it down, but this was an unusual casting call. I would try and get everything you can in about the product in the 30 secs. They do film it.

  2. Hi Kara,
    When you say "unusual" what do you mean?

  3. You only meet with one person. Very anticlimactic. If they get what you are talking about, they do not send you on to the two minute. They r not making any decisions for 8-12 weeks.
    So it is not very satisfying once you leave because all they really did was video you.
    They are going to choose 16 people out of the 1000 they have seen.
    Good luck.