The Pitchwerks Podcast

If you want to know how the best sales & marketing people think, if you're looking for another perspective on a problem, or if you're dreaming of a new career or a startup: Get on it now! Spend your time wisely - on personal & professional development. Learn everything from startup sales and initial marketing to account management and advertising. Subscribe to The Pitchwerks Podcast. Scot MacTaggart has been a sales rep, a marketer, a manager, a consultant, an executive and an advisor for over 20 years.  He created The Pitchwerks Podcast to help you to reach your business goals by learning from the experiences of others. Each week, Scot and his extensive network of contacts provide unique insights and examples that can help anyone - from the newbie to the veteran. Learn to present your ideas, explain your value and build your business.  Subscribe to The Pitchwerks Podcast!
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May 31, 2017

For some reason, everyone loves talking about money.  They want to hear how to save it, how other people spend it, how to make more of it.  Time is another question though.  You start telling people how to save time - or how you spend your own because you can’t make any more of it - and they roll their eyes at you.  


So, FINE.  This week’s guest is David Oshlag.  He’s a successful marketer, product manager and consultant who has mastered the art of saving both money and time.  About five years ago, David and some friends started W5 Templates (, an offshoot business that gave small teams and businesses some easy, dashboard-y CRM and project management tools to save time and money.

May 24, 2017

This week, Samantha Bute Hartzman from Invest in Her ( stops into the Epicast Studios for a fun show with good chemistry.  The two talk about the pitch competition Invest in Her is known for, the problem it is intended to solve, and how people get ready.


Sam and Scot talk about Sam’s top frustration - women thinking they aren’t ready to pitch their businesses - at length.  It’s a fun, frank, collaborative conversation where the host and the guest pull no punches as they try to find ways to help Invest in Her and address its core mission.

May 17, 2017

Old friend and past guest Krystle Nirschel was on the show about three months ago, and apparently caught the entrepreneurial bug during her visit.  Originally invited on to talk about selling and producing marketing videos, Krystle has since gone out on her own, offering video, social media and ad buying services.  


Two weeks into her new venture, Krystle already has three clients - and the company doesn’t even have a name yet.  Krystle comes into the Pitchwerks to talk a little bit about naming her company, crafting her new pitch, and planning for the future.

Oh, and if you’re from GrubHub, she wants to talk to you.  Mostly about food it seems.

May 10, 2017

Just like comic books, podcasts sometimes have crossover events.  This is one of those.  Ed Bailey and Day Bracey - better known as the Drinking Partners from Pittsburgh’s favorite podcast of the same name - bring their stand-up superpowers into the studio to share what it looks like when THEY have to give a presentation for work!

Whatever you’re looking for in a Pitchwerks episode - sales, marketing, entrepreneurial thinking - this one has it.  Self-confidence?  Check.  Presentation advice?  Yup. Product testing strategy?  You know it.  And a social media prize giveaway too!  

May 3, 2017

Want to know how hard it is to earn big grants?  Ever want to look under the hood of the Pittsburgh startup scene?  Are you able to detect a subtle South Park reference?  Then this week’s show is for you.  

Josh Lucas is the founder of Work Hard Pittsburgh, co-founder of Academy Pittsburgh, and as of this week he’s also received a Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund (CITF) grant that will allow these organizations to expand into 9,000 square feet of new space as they continue their mission to build a sustainable co-op for startups and doers in Pittsburgh