David is the creator of the Best3Minutes Pitch Methodology, a TEDx speech coach and author of Pitch To Win. He’s also the creator of The Pitch Canvas©, and has trained over 850 Startups and 13,000 professionals.
David began his work life at Canon, where he worked his way up from marketing Assistant to Country Director across a 16 year career. He left the corporate world in 2009, and write a book about Amsterdam. In the following four years, he had five jobs, and was fired from two. This drove him to re-assess his true passion, combining presentation and coaching, and David quickly got connected to the Startup world.
He discovered that helping pitchers deal with time pressure fitted him perfectly. He focused ruthlessly on finding ways to help startups and innovators to deliver their message successfully in just a few minutes, and to get the funding and resources they need.
David Beckett is an Englishman, based in Amsterdam, has a wife and two children, and lists running, writing and family(!) as his hobbies.
Pitch To Win – how to deliver a time-pressured pitch and win investment, resources and business
Pitch You – how to pitch yourself as a person at network events, and any public speaking opportunity
Pitch Everything – the seven elements of a winning pitch, for any industry
David’s workshops are all about practical tools that you can put into action during the workshop, and in the weeks and months after the workshop. Included are a selection of printed and digital materials, including 3 x Pitch Tip Cards; a free App with videos of pitch tips and real pitches; and a short online course as a lifetime resource of the tools and exercises shares in the workshop.