Tip #16: Avoid reliance on internet connectivity

Tip 16: Avoid reliance on internet connectivity. Going along with tips 14 and 15, don’t make your pitch reliant on having internet connectivity – by using a live demo or a youtube video.

Very often “public” pitch locations (our groups meet anywhere from business offices to chambers of commerce to bars), don’t have infallible internet connectivity.

This is usually not a problem. But when the internet goes down one minute into your demo video, nothing is worse than sitting watching a demo video buffering. You’ll be thrown and the audience will see your credibility slipping away. Why leave your "one shot" at raising money from these individuals in the hands of an IT person who has already left, Comcast, or fate?