Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Wisconsin Real Estate Viewpoint Blog
How to pitch a deal by Graaskamp Center Staff
by François Ortalo-Magné, Department Chair, Professor and Robert E. Wangard Chair of Real Estate

I was recently in New York where I had the opportunity to meet with alumni Marc Warren (BBA '85), president of Linear Realty Capital. Among other things, we talked about the soft skills that our students need to complement their analytical skills. Marc suggested a short video from entrepreneur David Rose on how to pitch a deal. I like the content, and the fact that he makes me sound like a slow talker. His advice applies to many more contexts than just the specifics of pitching to a VC (e.g., see the recommendation at minute 13:00).

Watch the TED Talks video and share your thoughts below.

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

Enjoy!