School of Hard Knocks
Sky Sports 1HD
17th April, 10pm
I was speaking in Cannes at MIP - the biggest television festival in the world. I opened The Producers Hub with my guide to practical pitching which the people at MIP have written up into a very nice blog entry that captures the essence of what I shared with them.
Read the MIP blog at:
My new book, The Pocket Pitching Bible, is only days away now, and I'm very excited because I've been getting such good feedback on the original, 'The Pitching Bible'.
I wanted to release a pocket version of the book which you can carry easily in your pocket or briefcase for those all important last minute preparations. It's packed full of checklists and exercises and it doesn't have all the depth of The Pitching Bible, so it really is what it says, a companion guide.
Ask The Pitch Doctor: How do I impress the board?
Q: I’ve recently started my own consultancy business. A customer has asked me to put a pitch together for their board. I'm terrified! How can I make sure I wow them?
A: Firstly, congratulations. It’s an interesting time to start a service business.
I've written a blog post for MIP where I'll be running a workshop on 1st April.
Here's the link:
And here's the blog post:
Tom Ziglar, son of the great Zig Ziglar, gave me a lovely review of The Pitching Bible recently:
“If you are in sales or if your business or personal life depends on great communication, then you need the Pitching Bible by Paul Boross. You need to fully armored to be successful!”
Tom Ziglar, CEO, Ziglar Inc.
I met up with Tom and his daughter, Alexandra, in London recently. As you can see, after sitting through a lunch with Tom and I talking about work, she was ready to call it a knight!
They're obviously very excited about this, and the entry reflects the unique way in which they support their authors, helping them not only to sell books but to grow their businesses too.
Real Business magazine have published the first of my brand new regular column, "Ask the Pitch Doctor", where I'll be answering readers' questions about a broad range of pitching and presentation issues.
There is an old Japanese proverb that says - Fall down seven times, get up eight. This is something that we have been instilling in 25 young unemployed men in Tottenham for another series of the hit Sky show School of Hard Knocks.