I love being in front of an audience, making them laugh, think and act! Whatever the event, the length or the size of the audience, let me ignite the listeners and give them actionable insights that can transform the way they work. All speeches can be turned into workshops with hands-on training, customized for your unique needs.

Pitch Perfect – Top 10 Tips for a 10 Minute Pitch

You have the chance of a lifetime to present to Investors, Potential Partners or Clients– you’re told to keep it brief…

Hey, no pressure there, right?

How on earth do you explain your venture briefly?

A common mistake that entrepreneurs make is to try to tell EVERYTHING in that first meeting…

So what should be in the pitch? How do you tell your story in a way that is clear, captivating and drives to results?

Donna Griffit, a Corporate Storyteller, will talk about the winning ingredients of a brief, powerful pitch – both in content and delivery.  A few participants will then have an opportunity to deliver their pitch and receive valuable feedback from the group and Donna.

Even if you are a seasoned presenter, walk away with insights and clarity.

Length – 1.5 Hours

Audiences – Accelerators, fundraising startups

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Quick Pitch – Don’t be Caught Pitchless!

You might be called up on stage to pitch…

You might be at a networking event…

You might even strike up a convo waiting line for a coffee and realize – hey – I need to pitch!

Bottom line – you never know if the next person you meet could change your startup! You want to be armed with the perfect story of your venture at any given moment.

Donna Griffit, an International Corporate Storyteller with over 15 years of experience will share insider tips for getting your story straight and sounding great telling it. Time permitting – a few lucky teams will get to pitch their story and get expert feedback from Donna.

Length – 1.5 – 3 hours

Audiences – Accelerators, fundraising startups, Pitch competitions, conferences

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“Sticking to My Story” – The Magical Influence of Storytelling

Storytelling is all the buzz – but what does it mean? And how can the simple yet powerful principles of storytelling be harnessed to enliven any message, pitch or presentation to drive to desired results whether you’re a seed stage startup or a seasoned organization? Learn how to apply the simple principles of the age-old art of storytelling to your modern-day messages to win the hearts and minds of your audience.

Donna Griffit, a Corporate Storyteller of over 15 years, will talk about the winning ingredients of a brief, powerful story and how it can be formatted into any type of oral or written presentation. You will emerge with a simple, yet powerful tool to create stories of many formats, repeatable with any type of content for any medium.

Length 45 min – 1.5 hours

Audiences – Keynotes, Organizations of all sizes, teams within organizations who want to improve the storytelling abilities of their employees, at all levels.

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Pitch Perfect – Top 10 Tips for a 10 Minute (or less) Pitch (Corporate)

You have one shot to present your idea, your innovation, your project to key stakeholders – you’re told to keep it brief…

Hey, no pressure there, right?

How on earth do you explain your idea briefly?

A common mistake that people make is to try to tell EVERYTHING in that first meeting…

So what should be in the pitch? How do you tell your story in a way that is clear, captivating and drives to results whether you have 10 min or less?

Donna Griffit, a Corporate Storyteller, will talk about the winning ingredients of a brief, powerful pitch – both in content and delivery. Make sure you come with an idea of something to pitch because participants will have an opportunity to deliver their “quickpitch” and receive valuable feedback from the group and Donna

Even if you are a seasoned presenter, walk away with insights and clarity.

Length – 1.5 Hours – 5 hours

Audiences – Organizations of all sizes, teams within organizations who want to improve the messaging abilities of their employees, at all levels

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The X Factor – Know Your Value – and Make Sure Everyone Else Knows it!

In ever changing times one thing is certain – you must know how to identify what sets you apart and know how to communicate this to others in a powerful way.  If you don’t know how to sell your own value, nobody else will…

We all bring something special to the table – skills, knowledge, talents, etc.  But there’s that elusive “X Factor” – who we truly are and what our real value is to the company that we work for, or a company we want to work for.  But how do we discover it? And once we do – how do we communicate it in a powerful way that shows our unique, indispensable value?

In this workshop participants will:

1)    Identify their core knowledge, talent and skills – the obvious and not so obvious

2)    Find out what their “X Factor” is

3)    Get the tools to create their own personal “X Factor” statement and practice delivering it – a minute version, 30 second version and even a 1-2 liner.

Your X-Factor Statement can be for internal reviews, networking, job interviews, pitching and more.

Length – 1.5 Hours – 5 hours

Audiences – Organizations of all sizes, teams within organizations who want to improve the messaging abilities of their employees, at all levels. Perfect for women focused activities or for International Women’s Day

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Clients Say

  • I worked with Donna last year. She is, simply put, one of the best at corporate storytelling out there. I recommend her regularly to those looking to raise capital, especially when they have a more challenging story to tell. If you want to take your corporate storytelling to the next level, don't hesitate. Work with her. You won't regret it.

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    Leo TrottierLeo TrottierFounder at CleverPet
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    Eva GagnonEva GagnonNudge
  • Donna is "the best" startup fundraising pitch coach I've worked with. Women Who Tech has retained her services for each of our Women Startup Challenges where she helps each of our startup cohorts prepare and hone their investor pitches. I highly recommend her!

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  • Donna is absolutely fantastic! We have been working with Donna within week programs in Silicon Valley for Executive MBA of Moscow school of management SKOLKOVO. She is great in transforming 180 degrees your skills and approach to pitching. The students leave the workshop with pure brilliant feeling what and how they should do. Donna is unique, energetic, engaging and super professional. She knows exactly what you need to succeed. And I strongly recommend her workshops for big and small businesses, corporate people, start-uppers and serial entrepreneurs.

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  • Donna is the pitching Jedi, Yoda of messaging and story telling! She helped turn our deck into an incredible story with a touch of “wow”. She has the rare combination of messaging expertise combined with fund raising experience. She is easy to work with and get things done. We highly recommend her.

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    Joe CastonJoe CastonRainmaker - Revenue and Growth Acceleration. Fractional CRO / VP of Sales, and CMO. Founder at PlayMakersX
  • Donna is an absolute pleasure to work with.
    Her knowledge of pitch decks and storytelling combines for an utmost distillation in information for investors.
    The outline of what she presents is second to none and just from a simple phone call with Donna and some follow up we were able to refine our deck to a point that many investors and other entrepreneurs immediately offered to pass our deck along to their contacts.As someone who raised capital before and has constructed a few pitch decks, I can attest to the fact that she brings a different perspective, edge, & insight to the table that the entrepreneur generally doesn't see.

    I HIGHLY recommend Donna's methodology for pitch/sales decks and believe that whether first-time or experienced entrepreneurs, her services will prove to be invaluable!

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  • My startup was struggling to capture investors. I decided to contact Donna. After a few hours work on my deck the startup presentation became clearer, the selling arguments were evident, the problem/solution was well enhanced. Result: we have now a VC investing in Adshir.com
    Thanks Donna, great job!
    Olivier

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  • For Donna, finding the story in a pitch is like a logic puzzle. The approach is brilliant. She listens to you tell your story, then guides you through the logical connections. Finally she helps you knit them into a natural story. You retain the authenticity, yet your story delivers your message with a wallop. She shows you the concrete metaphors and guides you around the slippery slopes. At the end of the journey, you've found a story that's your own yet tells the tale you want to tell. She's a remarkable professional. That she's a delightful human being just makes it all magical. I can't recommend her more highly as a corporate storyteller.

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  • I had the pleasure of working with Donna a couple of months ago, and I was blown away by her art, dedication, and her ability to communicate. She took the words I had on paper and created a story in my voice. She knew exactly what I was trying to say. She is a great listener and the stories she creates from talking with you really resonate with the audience. She is the first person I will call when I need to build my story. Thank you, Donna, my success would have not been possible without you

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  • Its been a great pleasure working with Donna. Her insight, experience, and advice were instrumental in shaping Flyzen's deck and pitch. Donna shared her perspective on our processes which was eye-opening.
    I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to improve and shape his/her storytelling abilities, anyone who wants to work on his/her messages, either one-on-one, for a conference or for an investor presentation.

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  • Donna is an expert, guru, professional — all of the above — when it comes to learning the methodology and science behind pitching your business. We've had many high-profile experts host a pitching workshop in our Seed Fund Program (where learning how to perfect your pitch is 99% of the program), and she's been the best by far. Five stars and two thumbs up for you, Donna!  All the best, Keenan

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  • Donna is a Wizard, a magician that can turn any idea into a story, into something that resonates, inspires with a touch of "wow" in the few right places that will catch attention. She brings processes into the way any company needs to build and articulate a message. All done in a fun, creative environment. But there is more... While building the messages, Donna adds so much value in the words she is using, in the questions she is asking that not only she can help build a presentation for any audience, but the outcome and discussion brings so much more, so many new ideas and angles to think about. Very glad I worked with Donna and cannot recommend her enough.

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  • Donna was a big help in defining our sales pitch. She is very professional and she is able to write everything in simple words and she did it in the time she promises. Thank you Donna!

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  • Donna helped me hone my story when I went on TV for Planet of the Apps. She truly transformed the way I thought about my business and explained it to others. I can't recommend her enough

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  • Donna helps crystalize the important messages and get them out succinctly for exec presentations. Exactly what many of us need! And she is so fast and efficient!

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  • Magic Donna. The only one we can trust to perfectly express our vision and ideas in words that anyone can understand.
    Thanks for the great work!

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  • We are a young startup in the IoT and Big Data arena. We worked with Donna as part of building our strategy, storytelling etc. Donna has a very unique ability to sharpen the message, crystalize the exact value proposition and build the right pitch for the company. Donna is super efficient, smart and well experienced.
    Don't miss this opportunity !!!

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  • Even though Donna doesn't have a background in our field, she "got" our messages very fast. She knew how to refine them into clear, powerful texts that improved our presentation immeasurably! This was all done in a very pleasant and efficient way. I would work with her again in a heartbeat.

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    Ran HirschRan HirschCo-Founder of A1C Foods
  • Donna is a magician! In just two hours she was able to convert our deck from a presentation full of facts to an engaging story! We even used it at a pitch competition which we won! She also helped us with our website and a few other projects, I recommend her to all CEOs who want to save themselves tons of time, money and disappointments, and want to learn how to pitch their startup better. Thank you Donna!

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  • I had the pleasure working with Donna for the past several years. She helped my company to create and polish our technological branding and messaging. Our products target big clients in the enterprise cloud solutions space and rely on complex and sophisticated technologies. Donna was able to simplify our technological message and bring it from concept and into writing. Donna was very professional throughout the entire process and I highly recommend working with her.

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