Summary of Pitch Anything

An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal

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Pitch Anything book summary
Land your pitches by understanding how your buyers’ minds work.


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Have you ever made a pitch or presentation that offered all the facts perfectly and countered every objection, but still fell flat after all your efforts? Investment banker Oren Klaff suggests that how you pitch is more important than how many pitches you throw. You can win your audience by knowing how the human brain reacts to new information and by learning how to control each interaction by using “frames.” With Klaff’s pitching method, you engage each listener’s emotional “croc brain” and keep your audience members in a state of “hot cognition” until you win their business. getAbstract recommends Klaff’s perceptive methods and illustrative stories to everyone who pitches and presents. You might have logical reasons to read this, but your emotional response is what will keep you interested.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why you must speak to each listener’s “croc brain” while making a pitch
  • How to use the “STRONG” pitching process
  • Why “frame control” and high perceived status are essential to a successful pitch


Here’s the Pitch
Regardless of the business you’re in or the product you sell, common wisdom holds that you must work harder to land more sales pitches and that you will make only a couple of sales from every 100 pitches. Thus, sales is a numbers game that depends only on effort and volume...
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About the Author

Oren Klaff is director of capital markets for the investment bank Intersection Capital, where his neuroscience-based pitches have grown the firm’s assets to $250 million.

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    Krupa Shankar S 2 years ago
    I wonder how you managed to fit this much information in 4 pages. Really great summary. A must read for almost everyone who would want to "enter into a deal" of any sort.
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    Patrick Brigger 3 years ago
    Great read !

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