I’ve worked in tech for 10 years, and I’ve seen countless CEOs and entrepreneurs pitch their companies at tech conferences.
Most of these presentations are utterly forgettable, but every now and then, it’s obvious that the CEOs presenting are going to succeed.
That’s because they display five key behaviors, like a willingness to accept feedback and give credit to their team members.
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I’ve worked in the tech world for 10 years, most recently as chief communications officer of Cellink, a publicly-traded biotech company.
In that time, I’ve attended and moderated tons of tech conferences — the kind where CEOs share their thoughts in panel discussions, or budding entrepreneurs give presentations and pitches about their companies in “Shark Tank”-like competitions.
After witnessing enough of these presentations, most of them tend to blur together. The only people that ever really stick out to me are the CEOs who have that “wow” factor or the ones who give extremely poor presentations — rarely do I remember anything in between.
The sad reality is that most of these startups are going to fail — according to a Harvard Business School study, first-time entrepreneurs have a …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Strategy