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Life's a Pitch

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  217 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
The pitch is the absolute essence of modern business. Ideas are the most valuable commodity in the modern economy and it is human skill which develops them. In pitching for new business, ideas and emotional intelligence dominate. However the skills of the pitch are not only relevant to the world of business, rather they apply to just about every significant personal transa ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 11th 2008 by Corgi (first published February 14th 2007)
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Jan 03, 2010 David rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Two books in one. The first was great, the second could have been left out. There are many better books out there on each topic they speak about. Don't bother picking this one up
KT Khoo
Feb 11, 2011 KT Khoo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Winning people to your side of the argument and surreptitiously blowing your own trumpet might be the most important skills a freshman (in every sense of the word) needs. That and the ability to pucker up your lips and blow other people’s trumpets for them. And again, there are lots of books out there to show you exactly how.

Life’s a Pitch is by two British advertising executives and it’s split into two halves, the first on business and powerpoint presentations, the second on dating, verbal abus
Jessica Gonzalez
Jan 30, 2012 Jessica Gonzalez rated it liked it
This book gives you different insights and advice regarding pitches from two main experts that are Stephen Bayley & Roger Mavity. It is a quite refreshing book since pitches are explored through two different perspectives involving technical details and subjective impressions. Moreover, the book is full of examples, tips, lessons and ideas from great leaders. Therefore this book more than a recipe book style with casual logic steps explaining how to go from A to B is actually a great referen ...more
Oct 25, 2015 Debica rated it really liked it
"This is nothing to do with Church's or with Prada but with attitude and style - style being the dress of thought, the feather that makes the arrow fly straight, not the feather you put in your cap."

This book is raw and straight forward. I like how its strategically segmented, which didnt get me lose interest or lost between the ideas. This book would work for every moment, ranging from selling insurance, corporate presentation or asking a girl to marry you, or guy.
Techno Tigger
Aug 17, 2015 Techno Tigger rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who needs to pitch
A book of literally two parts.The three stars are for the first part only.

The first is aimed largely at more formal commercial pitching, however there is a lot of easily digestible tips and techniques on how to pitch.

The second part of the book is entirely different - really a second book, by a second author. I couldn't get into this part at all. And it remains unread.
Mar 17, 2010 Flavia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I actually hate everything that reminds me of self-help material, this is pretty witty stuff. I liked most of it and there's something curious about it: twice I got people coming to me to ask about the book and one of them actually offered me a job! Can't explain but good things may come your way if you carry this around with you... ;)
Vicky Griva
Jun 23, 2014 Vicky Griva rated it it was ok
The second part didn't worth my time. First part is quite useful. If I start saying all the things that bothered me, I would never finish. Appearances, sex, politics, tattoos, dude you should clear up some stuff in your head.
Feb 19, 2011 Mischa rated it it was ok
First half was worth it but the last is not worth the time.
Fred Mcbreen
Mar 16, 2014 Fred Mcbreen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable. First part is a practical guide to preparing, delivering and following up on pitches. Second part is more anecdotal and thought provoking.
Khayra Bundakji
Dec 03, 2012 Khayra Bundakji rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ahead
The most appealing part of the book, aside from great advice, is how quick an easy a read it is. I liked that there were two very different perspectives relaying the same principles.
Mar 10, 2011 Nathan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this book very inspiring and a great resource for positivity.
Apr 05, 2014 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
Good read, outlines the different perspectives on the art and science of selling. From PT Barnum to Belyamani, this book has them all.
Polle De Maagt
Nov 21, 2010 Polle De Maagt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: living
Pretty interesting read. Especially the first part, that gives some sound advice on building pitch presentations.
Neelesh Marik
Aug 09, 2011 Neelesh Marik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pitch is made and won in the theater of the heart, not the library of the mind
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