The Successful Pitch with John Livesay

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The Successful Pitch interviews successful startups who share their secrets in raising funding, as well as investors who share their criteria, so that you become an insider into the world of getting funded. Join your host, author and funding strategi...Show More
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Mr. Persuasion - Jeff Tippett | TSP 206

33:49 | May 15th

The success of your business depends on how well you persuade. Sharing his mastery on the art of persuasion is Mr. Persuasion himself, Jeff Tippett. As the founder of the award-winning PR firm, Targeted Persuasion, Jeff gives great insights on what i...Show More
How To Raise Successful People with Esther Wojcicki

31:30 | May 8th

In this day and age, we are faced with an epidemic of parental anxiety as more and more parents struggle on building a strong foundation for their children to be successful in life. Esther Wojcicki, author of How to Raise Successful People: Simple Le...Show More
The Front Row Factor - Jon Vroman | TSP 205

31:48 | May 1st

Some days, we unknowingly find ourselves standing in the back row, looking at all those people who are having the time of their lives. We then think how nice it must be to be just like them. Jon Vroman tells you that you can! He is a keynote speaker,...Show More
Clarity Win$ - Steve Woodruff | TSP 204

28:47 | Apr 17th

We are at the age of information that it becomes too chaotic to ever come out of it and offer something that stands out. Helping you to cut through the noise is the King of Clarity, Steve Woodruff. He lays down the three ways that can break through i...Show More
The Speaker’s Spotlight: Using Complementary Skill Sets As Leverage - Martin and Farah Perelmuter

36:03 | Apr 10th

When two skill sets match, it would definitely be an unstoppable joyride to success. It is the awesome secret sauce of entrepreneur couple Martin and Farah Perelmuter, Founders of Speakers’ Spotlight – a speakers’ bureau on a mission to change the wo...Show More
Digital Leadership - Erik Qualman | TSP 202

32:32 | Apr 3rd

Technology has greatly changed the dynamics of the world. Great leaders know how this impacts the business and therefore, learned to adapt with it. Taking the two together is best-selling author and keynote speaker, Erik Qualman, as he talks about th...Show More
Emotional Sobriety - Bill Stierle | TSP 201

39:01 | Mar 20th

Bill Stierle, founder of Corporate Culture Development and a dynamic and commanding thought leader in emotional intelligence and thinking styles, gives an interesting perspective on how we can communicate in business. Bill spills the secrets on how t...Show More
Say Something Entertainment: Pitching For Engagement - Kevin Hekmat | TSP 200

31:23 | Mar 6th

When we think of talent managers, we immediately only see celebrities and actors. This limited view overlooks the many talents out there who are expressing through various art forms their abilities to change the audience’s lives. Kevin Hekmat takes t...Show More
Premiere Speakers Bureau - Shawn Hanks | TSP 199

31:13 | Feb 27th

Growing up a la the von Trapp family singers, Shawn Hanks has lived with music and performing throughout his life. Now he imparts the knowledge of learning to create a feeling and communicate an idea to an audience among speakers and event partners a...Show More
How To Be A Secret Weapon - Brian Palmer | TSP 198

30:46 | Feb 20th

Loyal customers are repeat customers and they surely help in keeping the business running. It doesn't take a lot to gain loyal customers, but oftentimes in people's desire to prioritize big fat sales over putting their customers' need ahead of their ...Show More
Critical Thinking + Listening = Success with Lisa Warren | TSP 197

30:03 | Feb 13th

Critical thinking and listening are two of the most important skills you'll ever have in any kind of business. This is according to Lisa Warren, a partner at SpeakInc, which represents top speakers around the country. Lisa shares how she ended up wor...Show More
How To Be Unstoppable - Shawn Ellis | TSP 196

26:44 | Feb 6th

When you combine passion and skill in your career, nothing can stop you from soaring. Shawn Ellis, founder and CEO of The Speakers Group, talks about being able to find an outlet for his passion for his personal and professional development in the me...Show More
Crack The Funding Code - Judy Robinett | TSP 195

30:02 | Jan 30th

Lack of funding is one of the biggest reasons small businesses fail. Business thought leader Judy Robinett says the big takeaway is to mitigate risk to get funding. Judy shows step-by-step how to do it in her new book, Crack the Funding Code. Crack t...Show More
Big Questions with Cal Fussman | TSP 194

40:39 | Jan 16th

Podcaster, in-demand speaker, writer, and expert at asking the best questions, Cal Fussman believes that a good question could get you to the most powerful person on earth. Sharing a story that is not short of that, he takes us into the time where he...Show More
Creating Experiences That Are Memorable with Gail Davis | TSP 193

35:30 | Jan 9th

It was in the early ‘90s when event budgets were big and the stages were filled with former heads of states and retired Olympians that Gail Davis was leading events at one of the world's largest corporations, EDS. It's now Hewlett Packard Enterprise....Show More
Build Your Tribe - Philip Folsom | TSP 192

30:27 | Dec 26th, 2018

It is not anymore about the team, it is now about the tribe. Industry leader in team building and leadership Philip Folsom of the Fulcrum Leadership Institute shares how to build your tribe in business and in life. Moving away from the concept of a t...Show More
Pivot, Disrupt And Transform - Marcia Daszko | TSP 191

32:37 | Dec 12th, 2018

How leaders behave directly impact the course of the business. They are the ones that lead the people in the team to work towards a common goal and succeed. As we know it, everyone has the capacity to become a leader. The only thing therefore is to b...Show More
Negotiation Secrets From An FBI Special Agent - Chip Massey | TSP 190

31:15 | Nov 28th, 2018

Growing a business means having to go through high-pressure situations. Sometimes, you get involved with misunderstandings among clients that take a toll on the entire business relationship. Talking about the art of negotiation in these kinds of situ...Show More
The Marriage Of Real Estate And Blockchain - Henry Elder | TSP 189

31:58 | Nov 21st, 2018

Henry Elder comes from a four generation of Los Angeles real estate professionals, yet he made his own way in the world when he got out of Pepperdine. He was going to go to law school and decided to go work for a hedge fund instead, and then pivoted ...Show More
Good Enough Now - Jessica Pettitt | TSP 188

31:39 | Nov 14th, 2018

Instead of sitting around pointing fingers and waiting for change to somehow magically appear, which never happens, a lot of people are looking for, “What can I do to make myself have better relationships and stronger teamwork?” Jessica Pettitt, auth...Show More
Courage, Compassion And Rescue - Marty Brounstein | TSP 187

30:36 | Nov 7th, 2018

Urging leaders to make a positive difference wherever they are, Marty Brounstein talks about doing the right thing when you find yourself in a situation where it’s fear-based. As a master storyteller, he discusses the power of using stories as a way ...Show More
Happily Ever Always - Michael Rosenblum | TSP 186

27:26 | Oct 31st, 2018

We often look for happiness in different places and people. But no matter how much we look, we can’t seem to find it. Michael Rosenblum believes we all deserve to live Happily Ever Always and for him, that is about looking within oneself. He is a sel...Show More
Innovation Hacks - Josh Linkner | TSP 185

28:49 | Oct 24th, 2018

To Josh Linkner, founder and CEO of ePrize, creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of all human progress. As such, he’s spent his career harnessing the power of creative disruption. His journey has been non-traditional at every step, using innov...Show More
Stop Hoping: Start Hunting - Jennifer Hill | TSP 184

26:01 | Oct 17th, 2018

Finding your dream job may not be what most people expect. For some, their dreams are only realized after life has thrown an unexpected curveball. They find that they are on to a different path than what they had planned. Keynote speaker Jennifer Hil...Show More
Happiness From The Inside Out - Rob Mack | TSP 183

29:28 | Oct 10th, 2018

Many people get stuck on thinking as soon as something happens then they’ll be happy. The fact of the matter is your circumstances only account for 10% of your overall happiness. People have to realize that the outside achievements are not the end al...Show More
Talk Triggers: Word Of Mouth Marketing - Daniel Lemin | TSP 182

28:19 | Oct 3rd, 2018

The more people talk about how remarkable your business is, the better it is for you economically. This is a fact that almost everyone in marketing knows. There is an economic impact to what we call “word of mouth”. Daniel Lemin, CMO and co-founder o...Show More
From On Air Anchor To Blockchain - Elsa Ramon | TSP 181

26:46 | Sep 26th, 2018

One of the keys to success is authenticity. You can't fake that, and Elsa Ramon has it. She exudes authenticity and effervescent energy on camera. Until recently, Elsa was the weekend evening anchor for CBS in Los Angeles. She made the big decision t...Show More
Exactly What To Say For Influence And Impact - Phil M. Jones | TSP 180

31:03 | Sep 19th, 2018

Lots of people have a great idea, but they fail to have any understanding of who they want to bring that idea to or exactly who that perfect person might be in the first place. They sit, wish, wait, hope and pray for success as opposed to point thems...Show More
Pitch Secrets From Top Investor - Vic Pascucci | TSP 179

25:19 | Sep 11th, 2018

Starting the path to being a venture capitalist was unconventional for Vic Pascucci. Graduated as a lawyer, he went the other way to pursue a career in the financial world. Now, with more than nineteen years of experience, he shares the secrets to su...Show More
Local Investing, Venture Funds, Cryptocurrency, And NYCQ - Rob Nance | TSP 178

25:53 | Sep 5th, 2018

Managing partner of CityBlock Capital Rob Nance gets down into the business of local investing as he shares his new venture called NYCQ, a tokenized venture fund for investment into New York City startups. Starting with his origin story, he relays th...Show More
One Page Marketing Plan | TSP 177

29:36 | Aug 29th, 2018

Small businesses need a small business strategy that works, and that really comes down to direct response marketing. Allan Dib needed to come up with a plan that was fast, effective, and followed direct response marketing principles very closely that...Show More
Are You A Sonic God? - Chris Hayman | TSP 176

26:39 | Aug 22nd, 2018

The most exciting thing ever in entertainment is LA’s creative industry, and that's largely due to the competition. In LA, everyone's here for a reason and everyone's trying to pursue something amazing. Being around that particular level of brillianc...Show More
The Magic Question: Unveiling Forensic Handwriting - Bart Baggett | TSP 175

33:57 | Aug 15th, 2018

Is it possible to get what you want in half the time? Forensic handwriting expert Bart Baggett dares you to ask the Magic Question: not only the ones we ask other people, but also the questions that we ask ourselves. They influence our beliefs, which...Show More
Firestarter - Sanyika Street | TSP 174

26:09 | Aug 8th, 2018

When you are writing, you have to have good human qualities. You’ve got to know how to be transparent and vulnerable and know how to collaborate. Sanyika The Firestarter believed he was none of those. Sanyika Street was originally from Washington, DC...Show More
How To Invest in Cryptocurrency | TSP 173

31:13 | Aug 1st, 2018

If you have been following the world of cryptocurrency, you may have noticed that Teeka Tiwari and Palm Beach Confidential are trending. That is because we are at the doorstep of the next cryptocurrency boom. Teeka is an editor at Palm Beach Research...Show More
Financial Mentor: Creating A Wealth Plan That Actually Works - Todd Tresidder | TSP 172

27:43 | Jul 25th, 2018

Have you ever fantasized about never working again? We probably all do. But even if you never have to work a day in your life again, financial mentor Todd Tresidder said that won’t make you happy because when you can have everything and when you have...Show More
A CEO’s Secret Weapon: How to Accelerate Success - Dr. Frumi Barr | TSP 171

30:13 | Jul 18th, 2018

People make your business successful or not. To accelerate success, a conscious leader always starts with finding the right A players and having the right people on the team. Dr. Frumi Barr says that's where the whole idea of concentrating on culture...Show More
Landing On Your Feet - Sam Morris | TSP 170

32:49 | Jul 11th, 2018

When one’s sense of identity gets challenged, the whole foundation becomes loose. Even people who are ambitious and are making things happen in the world cannot predict when something is going to come along that is going to completely derail that dir...Show More
Awakening Your Inner Guru - Dr. Erin Fall Haskell | TSP 169

39:35 | Jul 4th, 2018

What we energize, we magnetize. That is what Doctor of Divinity and thought leader Dr. Erin Fall Haskell always tell people during her speaking engagements and when she’s broadcasting her podcast, Good Morning Lala Land. Erin is a self-made millionai...Show More
Angel Investor Secrets - Jim Brandt | TSP 168

25:20 | Jun 27th, 2018

Let’s say you’re a brilliant founder of a startup company, looking to make a difference in technology with all the plans and blueprints for success laid out – except for an investor. You’ve met with dozens of angel investors but none of your pitches ...Show More
What Is A Success Mindset? - Joanne Chen | TSP 167

26:53 | Jun 20th, 2018

When it comes to successfully making a pitch, you need to establish your own success mindset – and that involves not letting rejection affect you more than it should. Learn how to spot the characteristics of a founder: grit, tenacity, and of course t...Show More
How To Become Millionaires At Make It Happen University - Spencer Lodge | TSP 166

28:18 | Jun 13th, 2018

It’s not rocket science. The real reason people don’t buy from you has nothing to do with price or time; it’s because they don’t trust you. If you want some real insights on how to build up your confidence up to your first million, Spencer Lodge has ...Show More
Where The Magic Happens - Kevin Corcoran Jr. | TSP 165

27:59 | Jun 6th, 2018

People say that the magic happens when we step out of our comfort zone. You’ve done it once or twice, and it clearly works. But what if you could step out of your comfort zone daily? Award-winning college professor Kevin Corcoran Jr. tells us how in ...Show More
Ownership Is The Ultimate Loyalty Program - Melinda Moore | TSP 164

31:33 | May 30th, 2018

Melinda Moore has always wanted to change the world and be in technology, and so every step of her professional career was a step towards understanding how much human information processing and technology was going to impact everything that we do. As...Show More
Selling To The Point - Jeff Lipsius | TSP 163

30:07 | May 23rd, 2018

In a field as competitive as sales, earning high commissions is top priority. Jeff Lipsius is the president and founder of Selling to the Point, which is a sales training and consulting umbrella platform. He developed Selling to the Point sales train...Show More
New Heart, New Life - Ava Kaufman| TSP 162

27:03 | May 16th, 2018

Our guest on The Successful Pitch is Ava Kaufman. She has an incredible story of getting a new heart, a heart transplant. We're all being disrupted in our business and in our life, but what happens when we get disrupted with our health? She has some ...Show More
Avoid Aging Through Technology - Aubrey de Gray | TSP 161

35:01 | May 9th, 2018

The Laws of Physics is the number one cause of aging. This means that it doesn’t matter if the subject is biologically alive or not, everything is subject to aging caused mainly by the damage that occurs through the normal operation of a subject thro...Show More
Build A Big Network By Becoming A Friend Of A Friend - David Burkus | TSP 160

34:27 | May 2nd, 2018

A lot of successful business owners keep saying that for you to get ahead of everyone else, you need to see the disruption before it happens. But how exactly do you do that? David Burkus, the world’s top business thought leader believes that best way...Show More
TESLOOP vs. Amtrack - Haydn Sonnad | TSP 159

26:36 | Apr 25th, 2018

The key to success is not about being perfect but having the confidence to pursue your vision in your market. Haydn Sonnad takes smart marketing to another level with TESLOOP and how he pitched this to Elon Musk. The first thing he knew was to not co...Show More
Connecting The Millennial Generation - Josh Tickell | TSP 158

31:15 | Apr 18th, 2018

Parents often teach their kids that there are many ways to solve a problem. Whether its fossils fuels, climate change, or connecting the millennial generation, Josh Tickell will find a way to solve it. As America’s number one strategist for generatio...Show More
The Hope Driven Leader - Libby Gill | TSP 157

32:35 | Apr 11th, 2018

Hopes starts when we believe that change is possible. Being a hope-driven leader means believing that whatever you do makes a difference for the entire team. If hope is one of your foundations in leadership, you are leading by inspiring and informing...Show More
Anticipate Disruption: Become The Disruptors Of Today’s Age - Dan Burrus | TSP 156

36:53 | Apr 4th, 2018

It is no longer enough to just be reactive and agile in this fast-paced world of technology and disruption. More than agility, we need to learn how to anticipate disruption and become the disruptors of today’s age. Dan Burrus has been predicting tech...Show More
The Skill Set Of The Ask Is The New Pitch - Tracy Chadwell | TSP 155

31:28 | Mar 28th, 2018

Have you ever tried not pitching for fifteen minutes? It’s not always easy but you can get better at it by developing the skill set of the ask. Tracy Chadwell shares how this method will help you clearly identify all you need to know to create that p...Show More
Engage People On Social Media To Pull In New Clients - Sean Hyde | TSP 154

32:18 | Mar 21st, 2018

Building a successful business is one of the most challenging yet rewarding things you’ll ever do in your life. The path can be rocky, to say the least, and you’ll encounter numerous learning experiences along the way. Sean Hyde, Founder of Ideation ...Show More
The Purpose Revolution, Show Your Value And Tell Your Story - John Izzo | TSP 153

40:57 | Mar 14th, 2018

What happens when businesses put purpose at the top of the list? Companies that focus on purpose and people are happier and more successful than the ones that don’t. The Purpose Revolution drives people to do better and be better. Employees become co...Show More
The Power Of Company Culture - Chris Dyer | TSP 152

34:14 | Mar 7th, 2018

A good team makes good business, so screening for the right person is very critical for every business owner. Chris Dyer, Founder of PeopleG2, know that the key to communicating well with applicants is being honest and transparent. When he does scree...Show More
Change The Rules, Change The Game - David Mammano | TSP 151

31:30 | Feb 28th, 2018

When successful entrepreneurs look back on their journey, they realize that the obstacles is the path. Failing forward is the first step to success, you just need to learn how to change the rules and change the game so that opportunities line up for ...Show More
The Content Formula, Tell A Story Of Success - Michael Brenner | TSP 150

29:17 | Feb 21st, 2018

In the digital world and in its marketing space, consistency is key. And from that consistency comes the ability to tell stories to win clients. But like most speakers who are just starting up, we get butterflies when we speak in front of people. The...Show More
Creative Storytelling Is Key To Growth - Anton Zietsman | TSP 149

27:56 | Feb 14th, 2018

The easiest part of the business is having the idea. The more challenging part is bringing life to that idea and finding the right people to help you do it. Director of 3311 Ventures Anton Zietsman adds that a company needs the ability to transition ...Show More
The Culture of Nice Makes Nice Guys Finish First - Doug Sandler | TSP 148

27:12 | Feb 7th, 2018

Gratitude trumps suspicion all the time. Instead of looking for the things that your people are doing wrong, intentionally look for the things that they are doing right and acknowledge it so that trust is built. This is the reason Doug Sandler believ...Show More
16 Things That Great Teams Do Differently - Don Yaeger | TSP 147

30:18 | Jan 31st, 2018

Successful people see themselves being successful. There is a completely different motivation framework where business owners hate losing more than they love winning. The speaker of champions Don Yaeger believes that to avoid losing, every company ne...Show More
A Real Estate Backed Cryptocurrency Token - Matthew Sullivan | TSP BE08

27:18 | Jan 29th, 2018

Many people want to “get in” on the new cryptocurrency innovations, but are nervous about all the ups and downs as well as the fact that it is “not backed on anything but trust.” Imagine if the real estate market got disrupted by a cryptocurrency tok...Show More
Turn Your Business Into A Brand and Define Your Business Brand - Greg Logan | TSP 146

30:07 | Jan 24th, 2018

A product or a service becomes a powerful tool to a client when they can clearly see the good it can do for them and their business. Entrepreneurs tend to tell clients what they think and tell these clients what they want. Greg Logan turns this aroun...Show More
Get Your Sales To Soar By Accelerating The Buying Process - Dave Hubbard | TSP 145

28:38 | Jan 17th, 2018

For every company to able to raise revenue, there is a need for the sales process and marketing methods to be aligned. Accelerating sales to 30% annually is an easing thing to do for Marketing Outfield CEO Dave Hubbard because he has an engineering b...Show More
Friction: Passion Brands In The Age Of Disruption - Jeff Rosenblum | TSP 144

30:34 | Jan 10th, 2018

Clients want content that inspire them to push themselves and do things that are irrational. This irrational behavior according to author of Friction: Passion Brands In The Age Of Disruption, Jeff Rosenblum, will create loyalty from your customers. I...Show More
Brandscaping – Unleashing The Power Of Partnerships - Andrew Davis | TSP BE07

32:11 | Jan 5th, 2018

Clients will always say yes to pitchers who tell a great story, and a great story invites listeners to keep wondering what happens next. If your audience can predict the end of your story before you even get there, then their interest level goes down...Show More
100 Things To Do Before You Die - Sebastian Terry | TSP 142

24:55 | Jan 3rd, 2018

Being tenacious, creative and authentic is what pulls clients in and say yes to your pitch. Sebastian Terry has been all three since he was 24 when he started listing 100 things he wanted to do to find himself. From invading a red carpet event to hel...Show More
Profit First For Fast Business Growth - Mike Michalowicz | TSP 142

28:52 | Dec 27th, 2017

Having to restart a business from almost nothing and coming up on top is one proud experience Mike Michalowicz likes to share with business owners. But this is one life experience Mike doesn’t want to ever encounter again, because now he has learned ...Show More
Max My Profit - Ben Fewtrell | TSP 141

26:47 | Dec 20th, 2017

In order to earn more, every business owner needs to learn more. Knowledge transforms into confidence that lets business owners try things and not be fearful of change. Even after operating 64 trucks in the transportation industry in Sydney at the ag...Show More
Success Secrets - Will Bunker | TSP 139

24:23 | Dec 13th, 2017

The idea that you have to uproot your life and live in Silicon Valley to make big money may have some truth in it. But this is not necessarily a requirement for Founder Will Bunker when he sold his company for $47 billion. The success secre...Show More
FARGO-Exceeding Low Expectations - Greg Tehven | TSP BE06

32:22 | Dec 11th, 2017

Collaborating with people and exceeding low expectations is a bigger win any entrepreneur can ask for. Greg Tehven wasn’t an exemption to this notion, because when all he saw in front of him was just metrics and checklists, he knew he had to make a s...Show More
Giftology: Make People Feel That They Matter - John Ruhlin | TSP 139

32:14 | Dec 6th, 2017

Making people feel that you care and think about them through personalized gifts is the best way to make a connection. Not just because it is your obligation but because you feel it is the right thing to do to show your gratitude. Learn how to give g...Show More
How To Be Irresistible When You Pitch | TSP BE05

39:13 | Dec 5th, 2017

Every success has a story behind it. People are pulled in by the origins of a person because that is where the connection happens. John Livesay tries something new as he gets interviewed instead by health and fitness industry influencer Patrick Nette...Show More
Monetize Your Mission - Nicola Grace | TSP 138

25:12 | Nov 29th, 2017

Once you have a clear vision of how you want to express your passion in the world that is when you can monetize your mission and keep doing what you love. Nicola Grace can help you make the world a better place and leave a legacy for the next generat...Show More
The Boss Box - Hillary Gadsby | TSP BE04

27:21 | Nov 27th, 2017

Instead of competing, team up and learn from and with each other. Hillary Gadsby’s success isn’t defined by how much money she has, it is the people in her circle who paints the most honest picture of who she is. As the founder of The Boss Box, Hilla...Show More
How to Raise $120M - Greg Centineo | TSP137

27:13 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Leveraging can be a huge help when you want to learn how to raise $120M. Most people know how to give their money away but there are some who understand how to leverage money. One way of getting leverage and attracting people is by being brutally hon...Show More
How To Stop Worrying About Sales Growth – Rick Janezic | TSP136

26:29 | Nov 15th, 2017

Rick Janezic is the founder of Ascenceo, which helps entrepreneurs who are waking up in the middle of the night worrying about how they're going to make payroll and how they're going to grow the company, not have to do that anymore. He said, "When em...Show More
Up The Mood Elevator – Larry Senn | TSP BE02

28:22 | Nov 13th, 2017

Today's guest on the successful pitch is Larry Senn, the author of Up the Mood Elevator. He has some great insights on how you can shift from being angry and irritated to being grateful. He said that really is the key. He’s been called the Father of...Show More
Show Me The Money – Leigh Steinberg | TSP135

25:12 | Nov 8th, 2017

Today's guest on The Successful Pitch is Leigh Steinberg who was the inspiration for the character Jerry Maguire. He has a fascinating story of where that famous line, "Show me the money" came from, so you're going to really want to listen to hear ho...Show More
How To Pitch To God – Andrea Gold | TSP BE01

35:31 | Nov 6th, 2017

Today’s guest on The Successful Pitch is Andrea Gold. She’s been in business for over 30 years as an entrepreneur, running her own speakers’ bureau. She really knows what it takes to be successful and to not give up. She has a great expression in her...Show More
How To Be A Winner – Mark Faust | TSP134

30:09 | Nov 1st, 2017

Today’s guest on The Successful Pitch is author Mark Faust who has written several books about high growth leverage.
Eyes Wide Open – Isaac Lidsky | TSP133

33:57 | Oct 25th, 2017

Today's guest on The Successful Pitch is Isaac Lidsky, the author of "Eyes Wide Open."
Live An Adventurous Life – Mark Lovett and Dr. Jeff Salz | TSP132

33:37 | Oct 18th, 2017

Today, I have two guests on the podcast. They are Mark Lovett and Jeff Salz, who have a business called Speaker Adventure.
What Made Me Who I Am – Bernie Swain | TSP131

32:54 | Oct 11th, 2017

Today’s guest on The Successful Pitch is Bernie Swain, the author of “What Made Me Who I Am”.
Liquid Leadership – Brad Szollose | TSP130

38:25 | Oct 4th, 2017

Today’s guest on The Successful Pitch is Brad Szollose, who is the author of “Liquid Leadership”.
Getting Investors to Pick You - Jefferson Lilly | TSP129

31:32 | Sep 27th, 2017

Today's guest on the Successful Pitch is Jefferson Lilly. He has a Wharton MBA but decided to go a different route than most of his other fellow graduates.
Video Storytelling That Sells - Ian Garlic | TSP128

38:26 | Sep 20th, 2017

Today’s guest on The Successful Pitch is Ian Garlic, who is an expert at digital video storytelling.
Building Lasting Relationships - Meredith Bell | TSP127

34:56 | Sep 13th, 2017

Today's guest on the Successful Pitch is Meredith Bell, who's an expert at communication, connection, and listening.
Destroying Excuses - Tony Grebmeier | TSP126

41:47 | Sep 6th, 2017

Today's guest on The Successful Pitch is Tony Grebmeier, who is the Co-Founder of ShipOffers, that's doing multi-million dollars in revenue and ranked very highly on Inc's Startups as well as the founder and creator of something called "Destroying Ex...Show More
The Leadership Gap - Lolly Daskal | TSP125

35:43 | Aug 30th, 2017

Today's guest on The Successful Pitch is Lolly Daskal. She is the author of The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness, and she has amazing insights as to how you can be a better leader, and that everyone is a leader who influences ...Show More
Leadership Lessons From Mt Everest - Alison Levine | TSP124

44:51 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Today's guest is Alison Levine, the author of On the Edge: Lessons Learned from Mount Everest. She's also the executive producer of The Glass Ceiling, a documentary about a woman who was the first one in Nepal to climb Mount Everest. She has some gre...Show More
Rocket Fuel - Mark Winters | TSP123

30:57 | Aug 16th, 2017

Today's guest on The Successful Pitch is Mark Winters, the author of Rocket Fuel. He talks about the different personalities that are entrepreneurship. There's a visionary, who has obviously the vision, and then there's the integrator, and you need b...Show More
The Art Of Opportunity - Marc Sniukas | TSP122

35:30 | Aug 9th, 2017

Today’s guest on The Successful Pitch is Marc Sniukas, the author of The Art of Opportunity. He’s an expert in helping big and small businesses learn how to innovate and scale. He said, “When someone’s not buying, that’s an opportunity to see if you ...Show More
Innovation Secrets - Jonathan Rosenthal | TSP121

34:06 | Aug 2nd, 2017

Today's guest on the Successful Pitch is Jonathan Rosenthal, he's an expert at spotting trends and knowing exactly when to make an investment or launch a new startup. All the way back in 1978 he was aware that things were going to be disrupted when t...Show More
Tactical Thinking - Moran Bar-Kochva | TSP120

37:46 | Jul 26th, 2017

Today's guest on The Successful Pitch is Moran Bar-Kochva, who has a law degree from Tel Aviv and a Harvard MBA. He is bi-coastal now, in the States, investing in all kinds of new, interesting technologies. Everything from 3-D holograms on your phone...Show More
Finding The Hero Inside All Of Us - Ben Way | TSP119

20:48 | Jul 19th, 2017

Today's guest on the successful pitch is Ben Way. He wrote a book about robots taking over our jobs and he's working on a second book about artificial intelligence becoming artificial consciousness. But he's got an incredible story beyond all those a...Show More
Painless Mobile App Development - Sani Abdul-Jabbar | TSP118

36:56 | Jul 12th, 2017

Today's guest on the Successful Pitch is Sani Abdul-Jabbar and he runs a company called Veztek that helps people have a painless mobile app development. His whole premise is he can take you from idea to the App store. But not only does he do that, if...Show More
Keys To A Successful Exit - Mark Mullen | TSP117

33:43 | Jul 5th, 2017

Today’s guest on The Successful Pitch is Mark Mullen, the founder and the largest investor in Double M Partners, based here in Los Angeles, which is an investor in both early stage and series A. They have about 60 investors in total. He’s also the fo...Show More
Game Changers Silicon Valley - Jim Connor | TSP116

30:24 | Jun 28th, 2017

Today's guest on The Successful Pitch is Jim Connor who is the executive producer at Game Changers Silicon Valley television show. He's also involved with a lot of Angel groups up there and on the board of many, and he had a successful exit himself. ...Show More
The Hockey Stick Principles - Bobby Martin | TSP115

31:21 | Jun 21st, 2017

Today's guest on the Successful Pitch is Bobby Martin, the author of "The Hockey Stick Principles." He talks about how to hit the ice running when you're an entrepreneur with a startup. He said "create an execution plan, not a business plan." He has ...Show More
Thriving vs. Striving - JP Morgan | TSP114

34:56 | Jun 14th, 2017

Today’s guest on The Successful Pitch is JP Morgan and he has a whole insight into the different types of commitment we need to make to ourselves and to others to really make something happen. He really takes a deep dive into whether a commitment is ...Show More
BadAss Your Brand - Pia Silva | TSP113

32:50 | Jun 7th, 2017

Today's guest on The Successful Pitch is Pia Silva, who is the author of "Badass Your Brand." She has a book that goes into great detail about how to be a badass when it comes to branding, which is all about charging a premium price and getting your ...Show More
How to Create "Gotta Have It!" - Dr. Mark Goulston | TSP112

46:11 | May 31st, 2017

Today's guest on The Successful Pitch is Dr. Mark Goulston who's written over seven books with great titles such as "Just Listen" and "Talking To Crazy." He said his whole intent is to heal the world one conversation at a time. I really love that. He...Show More
Zen Warrior - Sam Morris | TSP111

31:20 | May 24th, 2017

Today’s guest is Sam Morris who is the founder of Zen Warrior Training and if anyone has earned the right to call himself a zen warrior, it’s Sam. He is paralyzed from the waist down from a tragic accident caused by a drunk driver and he said, “While...Show More
How To Be More Charismatic! - Hilari Weinstein | TSP110

29:36 | May 17th, 2017

Today’s guest on The Successful Pitch is Hilari Weinstein, who is a charismatic expert. She said you need to approach being charismatic from the inside out, not the other way, and the ability to draw others in, which is really what charisma is totall...Show More
Winning The Story Wars - Jonah Sachs| TSP109

31:18 | May 10th, 2017

Today’s guest is Jonah Sachs, the author of Winning The Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell (And Live) The Best Stories Will Rule The Future. Jonah talks about the difference between inadequacy marketing and empowerment marketing and how to story to get p...Show More
Find Who Else Cares About Your Startup - Laura Wagner| TSP108

33:47 | May 3rd, 2017

Today’s guest on The Successful Pitch is Laura Wagner, who is the CEO and founder of Digitzs, which is changing the way we are going to pay for things. She assembled an amazing team of people from Apple and PayPal and even Kevin Harrington who was on...Show More
Build Relationships and Get an Introduction - Michael O’Neal| TSP107

34:27 | Apr 26th, 2017

Today’s guest on The Successful Pitch is Michael O’Neal, who hosts a podcast called The Solopreneur Hour: Job Security for the Unemployable. He talks about when he creates a podcast episode that’s typically an hour long, he promotes it for four hours...Show More
Be The Boss Nobody Leaves - Scott Love | TSP106

29:08 | Apr 19th, 2017

Today’s guest on The Successful Pitch is Scott Love who is the author of a great book called Why They Follow and How to Lead with Positive Influence. Scott says he shows managers how to be the boss that nobody will leave. The way he does that is by g...Show More
The 10 Rules of Business - Karla Nelson | TSP105

34:38 | Apr 12th, 2017

Today's guest on The Successful Pitch is Karla Nelson, who has created ten rules for business based on her five-year-old. It is absolutely adorable, memorable, and actionable. She said, "Startups don't die from a lack of good ideas. They die from ind...Show More
How to Get 7M in Funding - Mark Sears | TSP104

31:05 | Apr 5th, 2017

Today’s guest on The Successful Pitch is Mark Sears, the CEO and founder of Cloud Factory. Mark turned a two-week vacation to Nepal into a six-year journey creating his startup. He’s raised over $7 million in multiple rounds of funding and takes us t...Show More
Bring Value To Build Trust - Josh Elledge | TSP103

37:40 | Mar 29th, 2017

Today’s guest is Josh Elledge, who is an expert in public relation and pitching yourself to get on television and get media exposure. Investors love to see start-ups that have some publicity because it shows some traction and some social proof. He sa...Show More
The Power Of Coaching - Michael Bungay Stanier | TSP102

40:08 | Mar 22nd, 2017

The Successful Pitch guest today is Michael Bungay Stanier who wrote a wonderful book called The Coaching Habit. He says, “If you explain too much, you provoke too little.” He said, “The goal is to stay curious longer and rush to advice slower when y...Show More
Toxic Workplace - Mitch Kusy | TSP101

30:49 | Mar 15th, 2017

Welcome to The Successful Pitch. Today’s guest is Mitch Kusy, who’s the author of the Toxic Workplace. He said, “Toxic people only thrive in a toxic system.” He has a great way of identifying who’s toxic. He said they tend to be people who kiss up or...Show More
Unleash Your Inner Company - John Chisholm | TSP100

34:15 | Mar 8th, 2017

Today’s guest in The Successful Pitch is John Chisholm, the author of Unleash Your Inner Company. He has such an impressive background from MIT and Harvard and has coached thousands of entrepreneurs on how to be successful. He shares his secrets with...Show More
Get Interview Connections - Jessica Rhodes | TSP099

31:47 | Mar 1st, 2017

Today's guest on The Successful Pitch is Jessica Rhodes who is the founder of Interview Connections. She's an entrepreneur that found a niche of helping people get booked on podcasts as a guest. She also helps podcast hosts find the best guest. She t...Show More
Shark Tank Pitch Secrets - Kevin Harrington | TSP098

28:59 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Today’s guest on The Successful Pitch is none other than Kevin Harrington, one of the original judges on Shark Tank. If anybody knows what it takes to have a good pitch, it’s Kevin Harrington. He’s literally heard over 50,000 pitches in the many year...Show More
Get Your Dreams Funded - Manny Fernandez |TSP097

25:37 | Feb 15th, 2017

Today’s guest on The Successful Pitch podcast is Manny Fernandez, who you might have seen on television CNBC’s Make Me a Millionaire Inventor. He was named the 2014 San Francisco Angel Investor of the Year. He shares with us how he had a successful e...Show More
Delegate Or Stay Small Forever - Jim Palmer | TSP096

27:33 | Feb 8th, 2017

Today’s guest on The Successful Pitch is Jim Palmer, who is the author of several books, the most recent one being on the power of decision, and he has a special offer for people at the end of the episode, where he shows you a link that you can actua...Show More
When Science Meets Tech, Lives Are Saved - Jay Goth | TSP095

27:43 | Feb 1st, 2017

Jay Goth is a fund manager here in the Los Angeles area. He talks about how being direct and specific can get you to a yes or a no in 30 seconds rather than waiting 30 days for an answer. He shares a lot of tips on how to pitch whether for a startup ...Show More
How To Be Successful With A New Startup Company In A New Country With No Connections - Susan Kish | TSP094

29:12 | Jan 25th, 2017

In today's episode, we talk about how to be successful with a new startup company in a new country with no connections, which our guest, Susan Kish, has done. Susan Kish is working on her own startup, is working inside large companies, she's had succ...Show More
Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade - Dr. Robert Cialdini | TSP093

30:30 | Jan 18th, 2017

Today's guest is Dr. Robert Cialdini who has spent his entire career researching the science of influencing and earning him an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance and negotiation. His books including Influenc...Show More
How To Sell Your Company for Maximum Value - John Warrillow | TSP092

26:55 | Jan 11th, 2017

Today's guest is John Warrillow. He has a value builders system that creates a score on whether your company can sell and for how much. The key factors that he look for when he funds a startup is that the founder has humility, resilience and discipli...Show More
Secrets of Equity Crowd Funding - Nathan Rose | TSP091

29:45 | Jan 4th, 2017

Nathan Rose is from New Zealand but calls himself a digital nomad and lives all over Europe. He's written a new book on equity crowdfunding, not only for the US but multiple countries across the world. He also gives out a tool at the end to use for e...Show More
TSP Special Episode, Thoughts on SCOTUS recent ruling on Apple v Samsung

20:23 | Dec 28th, 2016

In this episode, Tom & Tracy Hazzard talk about the latest ruling by the Supreme Court in Samsung v Apple and how it impacts people or a business that have a design patent, and their valuation.
What It Takes To Raise $40M, Fred Campbell | TSP090

37:44 | Dec 19th, 2016

Episode Summary Fred Campbell is a serial entrepreneur, and knows a thing or two about raising capital. In the early 90’s, he was having trouble raising funds for his e-card greeting network, but with enough persistence, grew rapidly a...Show More
How To Pitch Health and Tech, David Whelan | TSP089

37:25 | Dec 12th, 2016

Episode Summary David J. Whelan is a seasoned strategy, business development, and general management executive building businesses and inspiring entrepreneurs at the intersection of technology, health, and wellness. David discusses how he combines hi...Show More
What Investors Want To Hear In A Pitch, Eileen Tanghal | TSP088

37:02 | Dec 5th, 2016

Episode Summary Eileen Tanghal is the Vice President of New Business Exploration and New Business Ventures at ARM, a UK-listed chip designer. Eileen shares tips on overcoming imposter syndrome, why there’s a lack of women in venture capital, and she ...Show More
Arrogance Is The Mask Of Fear, Alexa Fischer | TSP087

29:21 | Nov 28th, 2016

Episode Summary Alexa Fischer was laying down, pretending to be dead, on the set of Bones, when she had an awakening. She loves acting, but she thought, “What am I doing with my life?” Call it luck, call it a sign, but less than a week later, Alexa g...Show More
How To Get Investors To Trust You, Samira Salman | TSP086

36:29 | Nov 21st, 2016

Episode Summary Samira Salman is the CEO & Founder of Salman Solutions, a firm that advises executives, startup founders, and entrepreneurs on how to build better companies and raise capital. Samira had a very successful career as a tax lawyer. Now, ...Show More
Pitch Deck Fire, Stacie Shaw | TSP085

32:29 | Nov 14th, 2016

Episode Summary Stacie Shaw is the Founder of Pitch Deck Fire, where her company creates engaging and effective pitch decks for startups. As Stacie says, she is a startup storyteller! Entrepreneurs need to realize that when investors are hearing your...Show More
The 2 AM Principle, Jon Levy | TSP084

30:26 | Nov 8th, 2016

Jon Levy is a behavior scientist, author of the book, The 2AM Principle, and a keynote speaker. Jon’s work largely focuses on two main areas: Influence and Adventure. While researching what makes and creates an ‘influencer,’ Jon created a private com...Show More
Fearless Branding, Robert Friedman | TSP083

36:50 | Oct 31st, 2016

Episode Summary Robert Friedman is the Owner of Fearless Branding, and has five core questions that help narrow down your focus and get more specific with your brand. When you close many doors, you can keep the right doors open! Find out what his fiv...Show More
Brooklyn VC shares Pitch Secrets, Charlie O'Donnell | TSP082

39:10 | Oct 24th, 2016

Episode Summary Charlie O'Donnell is the founder at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures and has been an active member of the New York City startup community for over a decade. As an investor, Charlie looks for New York-based startups that have yet to raise 750k...Show More
Former AOL/Facebook Exec Turned Investor, Vince Thompson | TSP081

31:50 | Oct 17th, 2016

Episode Summary Vince Thompson is the Founder of Middle Shift and an advisor for several startup companies such as Contract Cloud and Jukin Media. Early in his career, Vince lead the advertising sales organization for AOL and later went on to serve a...Show More
Scared Speechless, Steve Rohr | TSP080

35:41 | Oct 10th, 2016

Episode Summary Steve Rohr is a communication expert, speech coach, and author of the book, Scared Speechless. On this week's episode, Steve offers quick tips on how to improve your speech to investors and shares advice on how to reduce anxiety and n...Show More
Angel Investor Shares His Criteria, David Dotlich | TSP079

35:55 | Oct 3rd, 2016

Episode Summary David Dotlich is the founder and chairman of Pivot, one of the world's largest providers of customized executive learning for senior leaders of Fortune 500 companies. David is also the author of several books including Why CEOs Fail, ...Show More
How To Turn Trash Into Gold, Kurt Theobald | TSP078

32:16 | Sep 26th, 2016

Episode Summary Kurt Theobald is the CEO of Classy Llama, a full-service ecommerce agency. He has failed countless times, but has always gotten back up to try again. Failure doesn't define you and the journey to entrepreneurship is often a journey of...Show More
How to Close $15M Round, Mark Bidwell | TSP077

30:26 | Sep 19th, 2016

Episode Summary Mark Bidwell helps traditional organizations become more innovative and entrepreneurial in the digital economy. He helps to lead intrapreneurial change in market-leading companies such as BP Oil, the Hay Group, Syngenta, and more. Mar...Show More
How To Hire Smart People To Get Funding, Dan Weinfurter | TSP076

30:33 | Sep 12th, 2016

Episode Summary Dan Weinfurter is a serial entrepreneur and the author of Second Stage Entrepreneurship. He is the founder of GrowthPlay, a company that helps drive profitable revenue growth by improving overall sales effectiveness. Dan dives into th...Show More
VC Who Funded Dollar Shave Club $9.8M, Lylan Masterman | TSP075

36:28 | Sep 6th, 2016

Episode Summary Lylan Masterman is a Venture Capital Investor at White Star Capital and a Kauffman Fellow. Lylan shares helpful tips for selecting good board members as well as being a good board member yourself. At White Star Capital, Lylan focuses ...Show More
Investing Between The Lines, Laura Rittenhouse | TSP074

33:48 | Aug 29th, 2016

Episode Summary Laura Rittenhouse is a trust and valuation expert, as well as a financial strategist and innovation coach to fortune 500 and small cap companies. She is also the founder of Rittenhouse Rankings, Inc. and the author of Investing Betwee...Show More
How To Pitch Millennial Investors, Lee Caraher | TSP073

31:58 | Aug 22nd, 2016

Episode Summary Lee Caraher is a CEO and an acclaimed communications strategist, known for her practical solutions to big problems. She started Double Forte as a new kind of communications firm, designed to work with good people and tell their storie...Show More
Selling Your Company For Millions, Tom Scott | TSP072

31:17 | Aug 15th, 2016

Episode Summary Tom Scott emerged as an entrepreneur at a young age when he started selling provisions to people stuck at gas lines in Maryland. When Scott and his college pal, Tom First, tried mixing peach juice and water in a blender in 1989, they ...Show More
The Great Minds Of Investing, William Green | TSP071

39:03 | Aug 8th, 2016

Episode Summary William Green is the author of The Great Minds of Investing, a book that features profiles of famous investors. William interviewed 33 investors for his book, including Warren Buffett, and breaks down what makes them truly unique and ...Show More
How To Pitch So Investors Say Yes, Matthew Pollard | TSP070

47:29 | Aug 1st, 2016

Episode Summary Matthew Pollard has five multi-million-dollar business success stories under his name and is the founder of the Rapid Growth Coach. Matthew grew up with a disability and felt like he would never, ever fit in. Despite being extremely i...Show More
Startup Tricks Of The Trade, John Shumate | TSP069

30:09 | Jul 25th, 2016

Episode Summary John Shumate is the CEO of Venture First, a financial services group with a strong focus on empowering entrepreneurs. Venture First helps companies by providing the financial and strategic tools necessary to succeed. John dives into h...Show More
How To Get Seed Money for Free, Ramphis Castro | TSP068

37:01 | Jul 18th, 2016

Episode Summary Ramphis Castro is the co-founder of ScienceVest and is a Kauffman Fellow, a community of over 400 innovation investors worldwide. He is also the managing director of The Founder Institute, which is one of the world's largest idea-stag...Show More
A Well Prepared Pitch Deck Gets You in the Right Doors, Jason Shuman | TSP067

30:56 | Jul 11th, 2016

Episode Summary Jason Shuman is an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist who has been involved with startups since he was 17 years old, and has always had a deep passion for the industry. He is currently an associate at Corigin Ventures, where he is ...Show More
Storytelling and Branding Expert, Eitan Chitayat | TSP066

34:56 | Jul 4th, 2016

Episode Summary Eitan Chitayat is a creative director, copywriter, brand-builder, and founder of Natie. Eitan has overseen and played a part in award-winning work on integrated campaigns across all mediums, most notably for Google, Apple, Facebook, Y...Show More
Shark Tank: Secrets To Success, Michael Parrish DuDell | TSP001

30:32 | Jun 28th, 2016

Episode Summary Michael Parrish DuDell is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business, the official book from ABC's hit show Shark Tank. Michael was given a 30-day deadline to finish the book an...Show More
Pasadena Angels Secrets, Stephen Hall | TSP065

27:33 | Jun 27th, 2016

Episode Summary Stephen Hall is the co-founder of ORock Cloud, an industry leader in cloud computing security. His main target audience is the Department of Defense and he discusses what it takes to pitch to that caliber. He is also a member of the P...Show More
NY Angel Pitch Secrets, Nisa Amoils | TSP064

27:21 | Jun 20th, 2016

Episode Summary Nisa Amoils has a background in law, entertainment, and beauty tech. Nisa is an advisor on four boards and discusses the importance of entrepreneurs utilizing their advisory board's expertise, on today’s show. She started investing wh...Show More
Lunch with Warren Buffett, Guy Spier | TSP063

40:58 | Jun 13th, 2016

Episode Summary Guy Spier is a Zurich-based investor and the author of, "The Education of a Value Investor". In June 2007 he made headlines by bidding US$650,100 with Mohnish Pabrai for a charity lunch with Warren Buffett. Guy talks to John on some o...Show More
Grit To Great, Linda Kaplan Thaler | TSP062

30:05 | Jun 6th, 2016

Episode Summary Linda Kaplan has helped create fantastic advertising campaigns throughout the industry, including the Aflac Duck, and she has composed famous jingles such as “Kodak Moments” and “I'm a Toys 'R' Us Kid.” Linda is also the co-author of ...Show More
Pitch An Angel With Hustle, Angela Lee | TSP061

33:36 | May 30th, 2016

Episode Summary Angela Lee is the CEO and Founder of 37 Angels, a community of woman investors who are passionate about investing in early stage companies. Angela's goal is to bring the number of women investors up from 13% to 37% and provides a ton ...Show More
Secrets to Crowdfunding, Kim Kaselionis | TSP060

26:30 | May 23rd, 2016

Episode Summary Kimberly Kaselionis is the Founder and Managing Partner at Breakaway Funding, a private business investment firm. She has more than 25 years of senior executive experience in the community bank and investment management industry. Kimb...Show More
Innovator Of The Year, David A. Rosen | TSP059

33:43 | May 16th, 2016

Episode Summary David Rosen is the founder of TechX Foundry and is currently a mentor at TechLaunch, a New Jersey based accelerator. He also won Innovator of the Year award for simplifying the manufacturing industry in New Jersey. David discusses thr...Show More
How To Be A Go Giver, Bob Burg | TSP058

31:29 | May 9th, 2016

Episode Summary Bob Burg is best known for his book Endless Referrals as well as The Go-Giver, co-authored with John David Mann. Bob makes an excellent point that if you give value to the people you serve it will not only make you a happier person, b...Show More
Main Street Entrepreneur-Build Your Dream Company, Michael Glauser | TSP057

38:20 | May 2nd, 2016

Episode Summary Michael Glauser describes himself as an entrepreneur anthropologist. He is an entrepreneur, an educator, and the author of Main Street Entrepreneur. In the book, he traveled 4,000 miles on his bicycle to interview entrepreneurs all th...Show More
How To Connect With A VC, Andrew Goldner | TSP056

35:41 | Apr 25th, 2016

Episode Summary Andrew Goldner is the co-founder of GrowthX, a trust-network of innovators and investors. GrowthX is more than just a venture capital fund because it focuses on generating value for others first, before making a pretty penny. Prior to...Show More
TSP055 | Nihal Mehta - How To Create Lightening With Your Vision

33:21 | Apr 18th, 2016

Episode Summary Nihal Mehta is the Founding General Partner at Eniac Ventures. Nihal has founded five startups and invested in over 100 companies since 1999. He is a noted expert in the emerging adoption of mobile technologies and so much more. In t...Show More
TSP054 | Adam Quinton - Pitching To A Top Angel

40:36 | Apr 11th, 2016

Episode Summary Adam Quinton is the founder of Lucas Point Ventures, an early seed stage investment company. Adam talks about both his investment strategy and philosophy on today's show. He also shares his thoughts on what makes a successful pitch a...Show More
TSP053 | Claudia Iannazzo - How to Charm Investors

30:30 | Apr 4th, 2016

Episode Summary Claudia Iannazzo is the General Partner at Pereg Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm. On average, Claudia hears of approximately 1,500 pitches a year, but only 5 of those actually get funded. Claudia shares her criteria on ...Show More
TSP052 | Charlene Li - How To Be the Engaged Leader Investors Seek

37:51 | Mar 28th, 2016

Episode Summary Charlene Li is the founder of Altimeter Group and the author of several books including the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership. Today Charlene sits down with John to talk about how entrepreneurs can become engaged leaders; no...Show More
TSP051 | Karla Nelson - Next steps to getting funded

39:15 | Mar 21st, 2016

Episode Summary Karla Nelson is an entrepreneur, business innovator, and a power connector. She is a thought leader at and is heavily involved with, a company that helps connect the right business professionals within the real...Show More
TSP050 | Julia Pimsleur - How to raise $5M for your startup

21:22 | Mar 14th, 2016

Episode Summary Julia Pimsleur is the CEO and Founder of Little Pim, the leading source for introducing young children to a second language. Her business has won 25 awards and is sold in 22 countries. Julia is on a fantastic mission to help one mill...Show More
TSP049 | Linda Galindo - Where Winners Live

36:22 | Mar 7th, 2016

Episode Summary Linda Galindo was a journalist and radio news personality before getting into consulting. Currently, as an accountability expert, she helps bring accountability to organizations at the leadership level. Linda is also the author of Th...Show More
TSP048 | Daniel Maw - Secrets To Hiring The Best Team

35:07 | Feb 29th, 2016

Episode Summary Daniel Maw is the owner of Pixel One and the technical director of HACKSAW. Daniel talks about the successful ways to find a great co-founder and how to pitch a client. He mentions that being busy is so easy that you might lose track...Show More
TSP-BONUS | Tim Sanders - Dealstorming

32:55 | Feb 23rd, 2016

Episode Summary Tim Sanders has been involved with disruptive change for the past 30 years. He was on the ground floor of the mobile phone industry and the birth of the World Wide Web. He has written several books including Love Is the Killer App, D...Show More
TSP047 | Jude Robinson – How to Master Your Business Story

33:45 | Feb 22nd, 2016

Episode Summary Jude Robinson helps both inventors and companies develop new products and bring them to market. Jude shares her personal story on what it was like growing up in Alaska, smart ways to test your products before spending tons of money t...Show More
TSP045 | Annette Lavoie - How To Pitch Yourself

36:41 | Feb 8th, 2016

Episode Summary Annette Lavoie started out as a medical device entrepreneur and currently provides mentorship to startup companies. After more than ten years in the medical device industry, she sold her first company and has incredible experience on...Show More
TSP044 | Denise Brosseau - Ready To Be A Thought Leader?

33:51 | Feb 1st, 2016

Episode Summary Denise Brosseau is a thought leadership strategist, author, and business advisor. Denise is the CEO of Thought Leadership Lab, which specializes in building leaders into thought leaders. She serves on several startup advisory boards ...Show More
TSP043 | Gillian Zoe Segal - Getting In Front Of Anyone

31:08 | Jan 25th, 2016

Episode Summary Gillian Zoe Segal is the author of Getting There: A Book of Mentors. She interviewed highly successful entrepreneurs, mentors, and inspirational people such as Warren Buffett and Anderson Cooper for her book, which took roughly five ...Show More
TSP042 | Jason Best - Crowdfunding at The Rose Garden

35:42 | Jan 18th, 2016

Episode Summary Jason Best is one of the three people responsible for creating the CrowdFund Investment Framework used by President Barrack Obama in the Jobs Act. These important law reforms are what made crowdfund investing legal in the US. Jason t...Show More
TSP041 | Alicia Robb - Rising Tide Fund

34:40 | Jan 11th, 2016

Episode Summary Alicia Robb is a senior fellow with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the author of A Rising Tide: Financing Strategies for Women-Owned Firms. Alicia talks to us on what it's like to work with the co-founder of Portfolia and t...Show More
TSP040 | Brandon Esposito - What VCs Want To See In A Pitch

36:53 | Jan 4th, 2016

Episode Summary Brandon Esposito is an associate at PMA Venture Capital Group where he provides operational oversight, strategic management, and direct operational support to PMA's portfolio companies. Brandon does a deep dive with John on his Linke...Show More
TSP039 | Mark Asquith - Productivity Secrets to Sucess

30:18 | Dec 25th, 2015

Episode Summary Mark Asquith is the host of the Excellence Expected podcast. His podcast was ranked the 1# small business podcast in the United Kingdom. Mark spells out how entrepreneurs can manage their time better and get more things done. He also...Show More
TSP038 | Roger Dooley - How To Grab Investors Attention

37:57 | Dec 18th, 2015

Episode Summary Roger Dooley is an author, international keynote speaker, and consultant. He is a recognized expert in the use of brain and behavior research to improve marketing, sales, and customer experience. Roger teaches the audience on the imp...Show More
TSP037 | Geri Stengel - How To Find The Perfect Angel Investor

29:59 | Dec 11th, 2015

Episode Summary Geri Stengel is the president for Ventureneer and is a regular contributor for Forbes, QuickBooks, and Turnstone. Geri is known for being a serial entrepreneur, teacher, and author of the book, Forget the Glass Ceiling. Geri talks on...Show More
TSP036 | Dorie Clark - How To Make Your Pitch STAND OUT

31:05 | Dec 4th, 2015

Episode Summary Dorie Clark is a strategy consultant and professional speaker who has worked with clients including Google, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, DHL, Fidelity, Yale University, and the World Bank. She is also a regular contributor to Forbes an...Show More
TSP035 | David Desharnais - How do you win Funding Deal Of The Year?

35:03 | Nov 27th, 2015

Episode Summary David Desharnais is the CMO and Senior VP at TraxPay and an advisor for several different investment companies. David has won a number of awards including the International Funding Deal of the Year Award and the Business Excellence A...Show More
TSP034 | David Howitt - Heed Your Call

36:14 | Nov 20th, 2015

Episode Summary David Howitt is the CEO of the Meriwether Group and is also the author of Heed Your Call. Dave shines a new preservative on the role of a guide or mentor. He says that not all mentors make you feel good, but they can always teach you...Show More
TSP033 | Todd Herman - Be an Olympic Startup

32:59 | Nov 13th, 2015

Episode Summary Todd Herman comes to The Successful Pitch podcast with an impressive background. He has successfully exited two companies and he has the Spanish royal family and billionaires as clients. He won the award for The World's Greatest Sale...Show More
TSP032 | Charles Michael Yim - How To Win Shark Tank

30:38 | Nov 9th, 2015

Episode Summary Charles Michael Yim is a successful serial entrepreneur and has appeared on Shark Tank and other news outlets. Charles was the first one in the history of the Shark Tank show to get funding from all of the sharks. Charles also came i...Show More
TSP031 | Mike Edelhart - Hunting beyond the Unicorn

43:20 | Oct 30th, 2015

Episode Summary Mike Edelhart is the lead partner for the Social Starts moment-of-inception investment fund and CEO of the Tomorrow Project. Key Takeaways 02:30 - How did Mike become an angel investor? 07:40 - The team is incredibly important...Show More
TSP030 | Michael Walsh - Slack for Senior Care

30:57 | Oct 23rd, 2015

Episode Summary Michael Walsh is the co-founder of Cariloop and runs the Health 2.0 Dallas chapter. Cariloop is a program that allows people to help manage their older loved ones' healthcare and needs from start to finish. Michael has raised $500,00...Show More
TSP029 | Ben Narasin – VC Secrets To Pitching

35:45 | Oct 16th, 2015

Episode Summary Ben Narasin is the General Partner for Canvas Venture Fund. He has 25 years experience has an entrepreneur and started the company, one of the first e-commerce sites in 1993. Ben tells the audience that he likes to lo...Show More
TSP028 | Eric Scott - Hard Valuable Fun

40:47 | Oct 9th, 2015

Episode Summary Eric Scott is the technical assistant for Max Levchin and works at HVF Labs. Eric helps manage external investments at HVF, which stands for Hard, Valuable, and Fun. Eric talks on how the company got it's name, what Eric and his team...Show More
TSP027 | Chris Camillo - Laughing at Wall Street

35:54 | Oct 2nd, 2015

Episode Summary Chris Camillo has an amazing story on how he turned $20,000 into $2 million through investing wisely in Wall Street. He wrote a book on how he was able to identify game-changing trends before anyone else entitled, Laughing at Wall St...Show More
TSP026 | Jon Paul - Harder Faster Cheaper Is Not A Change In Direction

31:08 | Sep 25th, 2015

Episode Summary Jon Paul is the CEO of Value Added Finance Resources and brings an incredible amount of experience to this interview. Jon has turned companies hitting rock bottom around to multiple million dollar revenue streams. He prevents entrepr...Show More
TSP025 | Nasir Ali - How To Be Extremely Coachable, But Not At All Impressionable

36:55 | Sep 18th, 2015

Episode Summary Nasir Ali is an angel investor for Seed Capital Fund, the co-founder of a non-profit called Upstate Venture Connect, and he's the managing director for StartFast Venture Accelerator. Nasir shares his insights on what his companies lo...Show More
TSP024 | Mike Brown - Internet Natives Are Changing How Business Is Done

38:40 | Sep 11th, 2015

Episode Summary Mike Brown Jr. was an Associate for Virgin and worked closely with Richard Branson where he used Richard Branson's money to invested in early stage software companies. He also worked as the General Partner for AOL Ventures before bec...Show More
TSP023 | Lex Deak - Deal Flow At Your Fingertips Tinder Style

32:06 | Sep 4th, 2015

Episode Summary Lex Deak is the Founder and Managing Partner for QVentures, the Founder and CEO for Tendr Deals (renamed to OFF3R), and he is also the Ambassador for The Supper Club. QVentures has funded 14 companies and Lex talks on one key company...Show More
TSP022 | Beekman Boys - The Fabulous Beekman Boys Rang the Nasdaq Bell

33:18 | Aug 28th, 2015

Episode Summary Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge are famously known as the Beekman Boys and the winners of The Amazing Race. When both Josh and Brent were laid off from their jobs and were facing a million dollar mortgage, they focused their full...Show More
TSP021 | Alan Jones - The Present Always Colors How We View The Past

42:47 | Aug 22nd, 2015

Episode Summary Alan Jones is a Startup Evangelist and Chief Growth Hacker for Blue Chilli Technology. Alan was also the Product Director for the Australia, New Zealand, and South Asian market for Yahoo. After leaving his job at Yahoo, Alan started ...Show More
TSP020 | Matt Dunbar - Angel Investor That Likes To Have Fun and Do Good

35:05 | Aug 14th, 2015

Episode Summary Matt Dunbar is the Managing Director at Upstate Caroline Angel Network and the Co-Founder of the South Carolina Angel Network. He was named Greenville's 50 Most Influential People by Greenville Business Magazine in both 2010 and 2013...Show More
TSP019 | Sam Horn - Intrigue Expert Teaches How To Get Investors' Attention

42:56 | Aug 7th, 2015

Episode Summary Sam Horn is an Intrigue Expert, author, and TEDx speaker. Sam has written six books with her new book entitled, Got Your Attention? Sam has helped hundreds of clients prepare for high-stakes key notes, fund-raising pitches, investor ...Show More
TSP018 | Chris Hanks - 3 Steps To Maximum Valuation For Your Start Up

31:40 | Jul 29th, 2015

Episode Summary Chris Hanks has owned multiple businesses in the music, ecommerce, publishing, and export industry. He is the co-author of the bestselling book, School for Startups and currently runs the KSU Entrepreneurship Center at Kennesaw State...Show More
TSP017 | Charles Smith - Seed Investor Turns Into $32.6M For "Boxed" Startup

34:04 | Jul 24th, 2015

Episode Summary Charles Smith is an New York-based angel investor and was named top 25 investors in the NY area to know. He has been an active investor since the mid-1990s and has a wealth of knowledge to share on today's show. He talks on why he be...Show More
TSP016 | Scott Eddy - A Startups Secret Weapon

32:56 | Jul 17th, 2015

Episode Summary Scott Eddy was named the Top 10 Global Travel Influencer on Klout and he is also the Global Brand Ambassador for the startup Zipkick. Scott believes the R in ROI stands for relationships and he talks to John on how he was able to dev...Show More
TSP015 | John Allen - The Anatomy of Securing Investments for Market-place Innovator

36:03 | Jul 10th, 2015

Episode Summary John Allen is the founder of iBlaise Consulting and is also an innovator in the bio-tech industry. In 1996, John worked for Agouron Pharmaceuticals. Their work was instrumental in targeting HIV enzymes and Agouron was later acquired ...Show More
TSP014 | Nellie Akalp - Small Business Influencer Champion

33:38 | Jul 3rd, 2015

Episode Summary Nellie Akalp is a passionate entrepreneur, small business advocate, and mother of four. She was named one of the top 100 Small Businesses Influencers in 2014 and sold one of her companies in 2005 to Intuit for $20 million dollars. Ne...Show More
TSP013 | Jay Samit - Disrupt You

31:21 | Jun 26th, 2015

Episode Summary Jay Samit is widely recognized as one of the world's leading experts in innovation and disruption. You can pre-order his newest book, which is out July 7th, entitled Disrupt You!:Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and...Show More
TSP012 | Brian Smith - No Brand Is Born An Adult

29:46 | Jun 19th, 2015

Episode Summary Brian Smith is the inventor and founder of UGG boots. In this episode, Brian is jammed packed with some amazing stories and life lessons he has learned from creating the world-famous shoe brand. He is the author of The Birth of a Bra...Show More
TSP011 | Randy Rayess - Patience + Persistence = Innovation

27:04 | Jun 12th, 2015

Episode Summary Randy Rayess is the co-founder of Venture Pact as well as an angel investor. Randy was the finalist for the Innovative Awards in 2014 and has a lot of valuable insight for tech entrepreneurs. On the show, Randy talks about the import...Show More
TSP010 | Danny Cohen - Moneyball Is The Same Game As Getting A Funding Home Run

27:16 | Jun 5th, 2015

Episode Summary Danny Cohen is the General Partner at Carmel Ventures, which is based out of Israel and has been a Venture Capitalist for the past 15 years. He says his company receives over 500 pitches a year, yet they only do about 7 deals. He giv...Show More
TSP009 | Paul Grossinger - How To Make Your Pitch A Winner

29:47 | May 28th, 2015

Episode Summary Paul Grossinger is an entrepreneur and angel investor and shares some key insights as to what makes a successful pitch. He truly believes practice makes perfect and tells the audience to always keep practicing no matter how many spee...Show More
TSP008 | Scott McGregor - Rocket Ride to Funding

33:45 | May 22nd, 2015

Episode Summary Scott McGregor is a consultant for tech startups based in Silicon Valley. Scott shares an amazing story about Rick Giarrusso raising ten billion dollars to build a rocket and how entrepreneurs can mimic his strategy to get the fundin...Show More
TSP007 | Ben Larson - Be Enchanting to Investors

30:27 | May 15th, 2015

Episode Summary Ben Larson talks on the importance of answering all the questions in your pitch and why the customer should come first before the product Key Takeaways 01:15 - People buy emotionally and then back it up with logic. 03:05 - The f...Show More
TSP005 - Andrew Ackerman - How Meerkat Got Funded

32:57 | May 1st, 2015

Episode Summary Andrew Ackerman is the Managing Director for DreamIt Ventures. He was the COO of and shares some insight on how he pitched people within 30 seconds or less. Andrew also talks about how Meerkat got started and what it takes ...Show More
TSP006 | Jim Beach - Pitching to the White House

31:00 | May 1st, 2015

Episode Summary Jim Beach has successfully pitched the White House and has a radio show that plays on 11 FM stations called School for Startups. He talks to John about his successes, how to pitch the right way, what rock stars in an elevator is abou...Show More
TSP004 | Andrew Medal - From Prison To Angel Investor

31:58 | Apr 24th, 2015

Episode Summary Andrew Medal has a remarkable story on how he went from a prison inmate to becoming a serial entrepreneur. He talks to John about how he became an Entrepreneur magazine contributor, his charity work with Last Mile, and shares some in...Show More
TSP 003 | Eva Ho – Keeping passion and authenticity at the forefront of every pitch.

31:24 | Apr 17th, 2015

Episode Summary In today’s episode of The Successful Pitch, John Livesay features Eva Ho, the co-founder of Susa Ventures on to give her thoughts on staying true to your focus, being part of an entrepreneurial team and where to find your inspiration...Show More
TSP002 | Judy Robinett - How to Be a Power Connector

37:59 | Apr 17th, 2015

Episode Summary John introduces Judy Robinett to the Successful Pitch show. Judy Robinett is the author of How to Be a Power Connector as well as a consultant for business professionals and entrepreneurs. Judy talks about common mistakes entrepreneu...Show More
TSP001 | Charlene Miller - Raise A Million Dollars in 90 Days

32:00 | Apr 15th, 2015

Episode Summary John Livesay invites Charlene Miller to the Successful Pitch today to talk about some of the key things investors look for in a company. Charlene has an impressive track record and is famously known for raising a million dollars in 9...Show More
TSP000 | Welcome to The Successful Pitch

01:02 | Apr 1st, 2015

The Successful Pitch interviews successful startups who share their secrets in raising funding, as well as investors who share their criteria, so that you become an insider into the world of getting funded. Join your host, author and funding strategi...Show More