Have my first in-person new biz pitch this week, I’ve only done one other and it was virtual. Any tips, things I should know, etc?

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They want to like the work. So relax and just tell them what they need to know.

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Anyone who’s always confident is probably a sociopath. But you do get better at it the more you do it.

Virtual or in person the same roles apply. Beyond liking the work they want to like the team.

For creatives, the client wants to know that you listen. That doesn’t mean doing everything they say but it means demonstrating that you heard and processed it. If you can connect the work and ideas to what they might have told you during the briefing or questions they may have answered along the way, you’re going to win them over.

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Wear a suit

Just imagine everyone in the room is naked. What could go wrong?!

They want to know why go with you guys, so have a good answer and practice that answer a few times. Don't make a big scripted deal of it, just a couple of talking points. Other than that, you're just sharing all of your awesome work and transferring your natural excitement about what you do over to them. The more you do, you'll get into a rhythm and they'll pick up on that confidence.

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