Honored to Contribute to the Conversations on Communications Podcast

Opportunities Multiply When You Communicate Well

Do you know Flexibility & Responsibility are key factors when pitching to employees, partners or investors? We talk about these & other topics in Joel Kessel's Conversations on Communications Podcast.

Joel Kessel

Joel an experienced leader, keynote speaker and public relations & communications expert. More than that, Joel is a good friend, an exemplary family man, and a thought leader. I am fortunate to be in a Mastermind group with him.

Joel Kessel HeadshotJoel's passion is to create and provide you with relevant, helpful content that you can use to further your organizational growth and your professional growth.

Recently, when asked to be a guest on Joel's Conversations on Communications Podcast, I jumped at the opportunity.

Our discussion centers on pitching and is applicable to a variety of communication situations. Check out Episode 005. Then subscribe to Joel's podcast; each episode is filled with actionable insights. Enjoy listening!


Our Conversations on Communications Discussion

During our conversation, Joel and I focus on pitching. Whether you are pitching your company to investors, to potential customers, or to attract employees, our conversation will be helpful to you. We discuss a variety of topics including:

  • Contingencies – The importance of being prepared for a variety of contingencies within your pitch
  • Flexibility – Answering questions, recognizing that each audience member is an individual and has varying interests and needs
  • Responsibilities – Your responsibilities while pitching
  • Shark Tank – Why Shark Tank is a learning opportunity for entrepreneurs
  • Purpose – What the most common purpose of a pitch really is
  • Listening – Why listening and observing is critically important
  • Answering “No – When it is OK to not answer a question or say “I don't know” during a pitch session
  • Opportunities – Recognizing when your pitch has actually gone well
  • Follow-up – The importance of what you do after the pitch. Plus, the ONE THING that will set you apart
  • Investment – What matters most when you take investment

Enjoy listening  to our conversation HERE.

Joel and I also discuss my career change near the end of our conversation.

Success to Significance PodcastAt the beginning of 2016, I left one of the best companies and teams I have worked for during my career.

We discuss my plans for the next few months that include finishing my next book, Pitch with Purpose, and starting a new podcast, Success to Significance.


Pitch Your Best! Quick Reference Guide

Pitch Your Best! Quick Reference Guide

I briefly mentioned the Pitch Your Best! Quick Reference Guide.

This 4 page PDF is an excerpt from Pitch Your Best! that will help you to determine what to include in your pitch based on time constraints, whether giving a 30 second elevator pitch to a full blow pitch for the purposes of raising money that may last 20 minutes or more.


Pitch Your Best! eBook

Pitch Your Best! By Rick CoplinI am also making available to the Conversations on Communications Podcast audience an eBook I wrote, Pitch Your Best!. I am making Pitch Your Best! FREE soon after the podcast release through Saturday, March 6th, 2016.

If you don't have a Kindle, no worries! You can quickly download the Kindle app for iPhone and Android devices.


Here to Serve

As I mentioned in the podcast, if you are a Conversations on Communications Podcast audience member, I will be glad to help you in any way that I can. You can email me at Rick@RickCoplin.com. I will respond as quickly as possible.

I highly recommend you follow Joel on Twitter, connect with Joel on LinkedIn, and get to know him. Your business and your life will be richer for it.


Rick Coplin







I work alongside emerging companies on business formation, commercialization strategies, and capital planning. My passion is to find, support, mentor, coach, incubate, & fund start-ups engaged in innovative technology businesses.

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  • Rick: I look forward to your new podcast! Have you listened to my latest interview with Tim Sinclair of Ringr?

    • Martin, I have not – I’ll see if I can fit it in. I saw your set up in the Pocast Movement FB page – I’m definitely a fan of Bossjock for mobile recording. Have a great weekend!