The Perfect Pitch: How to Tell Them What They Want to Hear with Alan Stevens

The Perfect Pitch: How to Tell Them What They Want to Hear with Alan Stevens

The Expert Academy
Updated Nov 30, 2018

Course Description

Being able to deliver pitches is becoming an increasingly important and sought after skill. Whether it's an informal 'elevator' pitch or a formal pitch to potential investors, knowing how to deliver your killer idea in a concise and impactful way can be the difference between being forgotten and being funded.

Great pitches appear effortless. It is too easy to assume that delivery is a simple matter. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those who have mastered the art of successful pitching know very well that it is rarely an overnight phenomenon. Great pitches may be written in just a few days – but the delivery is what can make them great.

That ability takes years of experience to hone. The stark reality is that delivering pitches is fraught with pitfalls almost guaranteed to unhinge the novice. This course is designed to equip you both the skillset and the confidence you need to deliver pitches that are IMPACTFUL and MEMORABLE. In a similar way to successful pitches, this course aims to be CONCISE and POWERFUL. It is jam packed with actionable tips and tricks.

You will learn how to:

  • Be concise and powerful
  • Solve their problem
  • Tell them what they want to hear
  • Use the correct language
  • Grab (and hold!) their attention
  • Show your passion and tell a consistent story
  • Finish with the CTA that you want

Who is Alan Stevens?

Alan has been speaking professionally, on and off stage, for about 40 years. He has written a number of books on the subject, the most recent titled 'The Exceptional Speaker'. He is the most decorated public speaker in the world, having won more awards than any other speaker. He has been the President of the Global Speakers Federation as well as President of the National Speakers Federation in the UK. During his career he has worked with thousands of people and blue chip companies to help them improve their presentation skills.


“Alan, most of the time it is hard to get honest replies from people about the content of my communication, and how I can become better at what I do. Thank you very much for your professional advice and help – I really appreciate it.”– Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, The UK’s most successful Paralympic athlete

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone involved in pitching their ideas including entrepreneurs and start-up founders or anyone seeking financial investment. It is also suitable for anyone keen to develop their skills of influence, persuasion and public speaking.

Learning Objectives

Top tips and tricks on delivering killer pitches. Hosted by the most decorated public speaker in the world

Course Duration

0.75 hours