Steve Bowman, the Pitch Doctor, has coached  entrepreneurs for 20 years. His writings on How to Talk to Money capture the best of his techniques and methods. Here's what clients have to say:

 

The sessions with Steve were intense and stimulating. He made us think hard, not only about the presentation but also about what our business really is. His coaching focused and sharpened our central message.
— Colman O’Murchu, CEO, Tangerine Technologies

I’ve given essentially the same presentation countless times before, but Steve’s expertise and insight resulted in a vastly improved presentation. He truly is the Pitch Doctor.
— Jeffrey Cohen, CEO, MindMe

It was so valuable for me to get an insider’s perspective on what investors need to hear. It’s unlikely I would have come up with such a fresh way to explain my company on my own.
— John H. Page, CEO, Hexsee

I was having trouble explaining my complex financial services business to investors.  Steve helped me discover what my business is all about at the core, and then distill it into a concise value proposition.  Now, when I describe what I do, they get it.
— Bill Walsh, CEO, Total Worth Financials

Steve, you are brilliant.  The pitch was a big success. Although this VC prefers later-stage companies, he spent 2 hours with us (a long time), and raised excellent questions. It’s obvious to me that was the direct result of your design because he understood our value.
— Kaydon Stanzione, CEO, Advanced Logic Systems, In

Steve, the Pitch Doctor, showed us how to speak the VC’s language. Before, we tended to talk too much about the technology. He guided us to talk about the business issues—why we’re going to win. 

I’m really happy with the way Steve helped us focus our presentation on our key differentiating factors.  Now, whether we’re giving a formal presentation or answering investor questions at a trade-show, we’re confident we’re saying the things that will lead to a decision to invest in us.

He made it more concise too.  I started out with a meandering, 20-minute presentation.  Now I say more, but in half the time.
— Tom Coffey, CEO, CallFX

Before working with Steve we struggled to condense our message into an easily digestible form. But in just a few hours, after listening thoughtfully to our ideas and whiteboard ramblings, Steve was able to cut through the clutter and sharpen it into a concise presentation, and with one third the slides. 

An investor complimented me, saying, ‘we don’t usually see slides this clear and easy to understand.’  Hiring Steve was a smart move, money well spent.  He really helped us move the ball forward.
— Drew Peloso, CEO, Onclave Software

Steve’s input on my VC presentation was invaluable. I’ve made many VC presentations before—both for this company and my last company—and I thought I had a great presentation. After spending some time with Steve, I realized I still had a long way to go. He focused the message of my presentation, clarified the important points, and logically organized it. Steve revolutionized my presentation.
— Gil Beyda, CEO, Net2itive

When I first presented to Steve Bowman, I was more of an inventor than an entrepreneur. Now I’m a confident entrepreneur.

It’s not what I expected. I thought the Pitch Doctor would work primarily on whipping my communications into shape. While he is helping with that, Steve has catalyzed my realization of what we have here. He helped me see my basic strategic storyline. He’s helping me to solidify my thinking about the nuts and bolts of our operations. He also contributed some tremendous new ideas to our effort.

Mostly, he helped me to believe in myself (I actually am being totally serious here…).
— Todd Butterfield, CEO, Butterfield Health Solutions (Philadelphia, PA)

Steve taught us a way of presenting that has carried over into almost every other presentation we’ve done since, even on different topics. He showed us how to sharpen and refine our PowerPoint slides, and how to coordinate them with the verbal presentation.

What came out of the experiences was a very tight presentation that makes investors who hear it want to dig deeper and know more about our company.
— John Possumato, CEO, DriveItAway.com