Be Heard Episode #04: Milan Samani | CEO @ TIL Ventures

Milan Samani is the CEO of TIL Ventures, who work with governments, multi-lateral development banks and 30 of the Fortune100 companies to build venture accelerators, develop market creation capabilities and drive intrapreneurial innovation.

The words you choose when presenting matter.

The words you choose when presenting matter. Most don’t realise the damage they can inadvertently do to their cause by using the wrong words. Investors fund you based on your ability to execute. They need to know you have a relentless resourcefulness to bring your...

Public speaking is a skill anyone can master.

People assume I’ve always been comfortable presenting to an audience. They think I’m a natural. But nothing could be further from the truth. When I was young, I was painfully shy. I almost developed an ulcer because I was so worried about public speaking. My sister...

Murder Your Darlings

When creating your pitch, be ruthless. Remove any element that doesn’t serve your story. Even those you love.

What’s distracting from your message coming across?

How we think we influence people, and how we actually influence them, is very different. We assume WHAT we say is most important. To have impact, what’s said must align with HOW. Only 7% of what people absorb is due to what is said. 38% is voice tone. 55% is body...

What Dance Taught Me

Dance has been my greatest pitch teacher. When I first started taking Salsa lessons, I was really bad at it. I’d played soccer in my 20s, so moved like a Jock. I was stiff. I lacked flow and grace. But I loved the music and watching how beautifully other people moved....

How to Grab Attention

In this video, I will talk you through 5 powerful approaches that ensure you can immediately grab your audience’s attention.

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