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True or False, that is the Question 

True or False, that is the Question

Several programmes on which I have coached entrepreneurs to tell the world about their business ideas concluded in the last few weeks.  In watching my proteges present, it was very clear to me that the person who has the courage to stand up and speak out should be encouraged and praised, as it is not […]

What are the ingredients necessary to be successful?

What are the ingredients necessary to be successful?

It was only recently that it occurred to me the similarity between the following two words:   CREATIVITY                ACTIVITY  To be successful, it’s not enough to just be creative. We must also have the ambition AND the ability to turn creativity into activity.  Definitions from the Collins dictionary:     Creativity     Having the ability to create […]

The Three Questions Every Winning Pitch Must Answer

Three Questions Every Winning Pitch Must Answer

I am very sad to see Niamh Collins depart the DCU Ryan Academy for pastures new. Over the last ten years, she was the heart and soul of the ‘Female High Fliers’ programme in particular, but also the other programmes, such as Illuminate, Propeller and numerous SFI programmes. Niamh was the most caring, well organised, […]

Startup Pitches Brexit Solution to Government!

steps to a great pitch with Aristo

  Executive Coaching for Entrepreneurs Recently I coached some entrepreneurs in the National College of Ireland (NCI) who were pitching their Brexit border solution to the Senate (Irish Upper House of Goverment) recently. Prior to my session, they had several dry runs with a selection of experts giving them advice, lots of which was conflicting.  […]

“SELF – US – NOW” Presentations Template

Aristo executive presentation skills

The Importance of Building Business Relationships Successful Entrepreneurs always have an engaging story to tell about how they got the idea to start their business and how it solves a problem for some group of people. However, after some years in business, they need to have the courage to jettison their startup story and create […]

What is the most common mistake Entrepreneurs make when pitching their business?

pitching your business

  Pitching Your Business to Win Sales & Investment I listen to hundreds of pitches every year, so I would like to think I can quickly identify the key messages an entrepreneur would like to get across to a customer, or investor. Over the last three weeks I have coached FinTech start-ups, Female Entrepreneurs and […]