Next comes the critical part: getting other people to buy into the promise and possibility. Here are some ideas for making your pitch unforgettable:
Know your story. What is the problem that you're addressing? How are you doing it? What's unique about your approach?
Practice. Practice. Practice. It's an obvious tip but one that can't be stressed enough.
Watch other pitches and learn what motivated you and what didn't.
Creativity counts. Audiences want something that awakens and inspires them.
Sell your idea as if it was a movie blockbuster. The possibilities are limitless.
Don't be the smartest guy / gal in the room. People appreciate humility and want to work with someone who values their talents.
Avoid projections. Save the predictions for later and let the idea stand on it's own.
Have a title and make it memorable. Make it short, impactful and especially sweet -- and invite them to come find you.