Pitch Masters

Danny Fontaine

The Pitch Masters Podcast is dedicated to helping you win more business. No matter how good your products or services are, without the right story, branding, and marketing, you might not get noticed. Danny Fontaine, AKA ’Pitch Guy’ interviews a master of pitching from industry in each episode and covers how behavioural science, psychology, storytelling, creative, and theatre all play huge roles in the success of your business. read less
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Episodes

S1E07: Martin Brooks, body language expert, author, & communications coach
20-11-2022
S1E07: Martin Brooks, body language expert, author, & communications coach
Bill Clinton’s Thumb Of Power, Barack Obama’s Pinch Of Salt - just two tips from episode 7 of the Pitch Masters Podcast with body language expert, Martin Brooks. When we pitch, present, or speak in public, we often focus on the content of what we’re saying, and in reality, a HUGE amount of our success lies in non-verbal communication, ie, BODY LANGUAGE. Martin is a Communication Performance Coach and Author of Body Language Decoder. This interview was absolutely fascinating, and is, IMHO, essential learning for anyone speaking in front of a crowd. We talk about hand gestures, how to stand, how to move, facial expressions, and how to get rid of those terrible nerves. Plus, we talk about some classic real life examples: how we can tell that Boris was often not being entirely truthful, how we know that Liz Truss was a bag of nerves, and how Joe Biden stamps his authority when he’s making a point. And there’s more, way more - the postural retreat, spatial anchoring, and how Dr Freud’s work still holds the answers to why we act like we do. If you enjoy the show, please share it with someone else who might appreciate it, and if you can, leave a review. Follow me on social media for video clips of the episode, or visit the website for more information.  Website: http://pitchguy.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dannyfontaine/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pitchguy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@pitchguy/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dannyfontaine/
S1E17: Neil Mullarkey, Austin Powers star, author, improv comedian and business guru
26-03-2023
S1E17: Neil Mullarkey, Austin Powers star, author, improv comedian and business guru
Episode 17 of Pitch Masters features the incredible Neil Mullarkey, star of Austin Powers, author of Seven Steps to Improve Your People Skills, and In The Moment, actor and improv comedy maestro. We talk about how to use improv in business, how to cast the perfect team for your pitch, debunking the myth of “Yes, and…”, mirror neurons and monkeys, and, of course, Swedish-made penis enlargers. I was lucky enough to be taught ‘business improv’ by Neil a few years ago, and the lessons I learned from him have stuck with me forever. We met downstairs at the Comedy Store in London and spent an entire day telling stories and learning how the exact techniques used in improv comedy are directly applicable to business. In this episode, we drill down deep so you can learn them too. This is an episode that is packed with a thousand usable tips for when you’re next pitching. You can find out more about Neil on his website neilmullarkey.com, and order his new book In The Moment over at Koganpage.   If you enjoy the show, please leave a review and share it with someone else who might. Sign up for the mailing list for exclusive content at http://pitchguy.co.uk/ and follow me on social media for video clips of the episode.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dannyfontaine/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pitchguy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@pitchguy/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dannyfontaine/