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Want to know how the best sales & marketing people think? Looking for another perspective on a problem? Dreaming of a new career or a startup? 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 Pitchwerks 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 NOW.
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Sep 27, 2017

You knew we’d get here eventually - dressing for success!  But, as all things, we prefer to put our own unique spin on the topic.  This week, fashion designer Kiya Tomlin stops by the Epicast Studios to talk to Scot MacTaggart about her Uptown line (uptownsweats.com), which clothing rules are changing, and which ones shouldn’t.  

 

Someday, Kiya hopes to make Uptown a household name, indispensable to modern women, and available in department stores.  In the second half of the show, she and Scot discuss how those goals might be broken into smaller ones - and develop two or three ideas as takeaways.  

Sep 21, 2017

In a very special crossover event this week, Scot brings in Aaron Watson, a successful and well-rounded podcast host who has nearly 250 episodes on the books, and then immediately sits down with Aaron for an episode of Aaron’s own show, Going Deep.  

 

Aaron is a genuinely curious host and entrepreneur who has built a brand around quality information, direct from the source.  Always working to hone his craft,, Aaron reveals the shows and hosts that he listens to himself, and talks quite a bit about how he has been able to land interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts across a number of fields.  

 

Be sure to check out Going Deep with Aaron Watson today to find out what happens when the table flips, and Aaron starts asking the questions!

Sep 13, 2017

Fearless founder Erica Peterson visits the Epicast Studios to talk about her personal perspective on starting new projects.  Erica is known for Science Tots, a non-profit STEM program for younger kids, and Moms Can Code, a membership organization that connects women that want to explore how software gets written.

 

This week, Erica tells Scot about how she chooses projects, the value of jumping right into them, and the differences between for-profit and non-profit organizations.  Later, the pair delve into a more universal conversation about what dads need to know about the Moms Can Code experience.  

Sep 6, 2017

Crowdfunding.  Everyone is talking about it - from students in entrepreneurial programs to established businesspeople - but most people don’t know anyone who’s actually been through it.

 

Enter Matt Verlinich of Verlinich Labs. As a single member LLC, Matt ran a very successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, selling a tray for making crystal-clear ice cubes at home. The effort paid off. The product made its way into 56 different countries. Matt tells Scot about the all ups and the downs - with a focus on the things you wouldn’t have guessed.

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