HOW TO PITCH

Your Pitch Perfect Guide

Video: Basics of the Industry - Who, What, Where, Terms, Acronyms and More, Dougal Grimes (Spin Master) moderates with panelists Azhelle Wade (Toy Coach), Greg Benassar (Asmodee), Elizabeth Moody (7 Towns), Dan Rowan (UltraPro)

Video: Pitch like a Pro to Manufacturers and Retailers, Moderator: Tim Walsh (Co-Founder, Roo Games; Founder, The Playmakers) with panelists: Tanya Thompson (Director Global Product Acquisition & Inventor Relations for Gaming, Hasbro), Adam Hockerman (Vice President of New Business, PlayMonster),  Leila Nosrati (Principal, Master Toy Advisors), David Winter (Head of New Product Acquisition & Inventor Relations, Jazwares), 

Gillian Ruan (Enterprise Innovation and Inventor Relations Manager, Mattel)

Articles with Advice from Experts - Some You Will Pitch ! 

Leila Nosrati: Pitching & the Pandemic:

Think Like a Buyer, Pitch Like a Pro - COVID-19 Edition 

by Leila Nosrati, President, Master Toy Advisors | Product Innovation Partners

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Documenting your Concepts 

by ​Ken Gruhl, Professional Inventor

Do’s and Don’ts for New Inventors 

by Lisa Wuennemann, Director of Marketing, PlayMonster

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Top 6 Tips for Inventors on Presenting a Toy or Game 

 by Mike Hirtle, President of Paladin

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Pitch Tip: Perfect your elevator pitch

Mattel's Christopher Keenan on how to keep buyers engaged throughout the process, and why brevity is key.

Video Killed the Sell Sheet Star: 7 Ways to Make a Better Invention Pitch Video

by Matt Nuccio,  President at Design Edge Inc. Designer - Inventor - Manufacture Agent- Lecturer - Consultant

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Last, but not least! Why Does It Take So Long?

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For those of you unfamiliar with the many challenges toy inventors face in getting their ideas seen, considered, and eventually sometimes even purchased by a toy company, this is a very fair question.  The process is long, multi-stepped, and certainly for anyone on the outside waiting for some kind of smoke signal, frankly torturous.

 

Here, then, are 5 reasons why it does indeed take so long. Read More....