Chin UP

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I’ve written blogs before about the pitches on “Shark Tank”, but there are continuous lessons to be learned. On this past week’s episode another entrepreneur gave a pitch to win investment money from the sharks. He seemed like a knowledgeable individual and his speaking tone and volume were appropriate. So what went wrong you ask? The one blatant flaw was on his body posture and how he carried himself, in particular, his head. I’m sure he still never realizes that he speaks with his chin down at his chest and his eyes looking up. For the entire pitch, even from the other side of the television, I felt like I was being talked down to, and it felt wrong. This is bad form because he is asking for money. Especially when presenting to such powerful business people, this can make them subconsciously feel inferior and not want to partner with him.