A How-To Manual for Limitless Deal Makers
Book Review of Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff
This is a book about the neuroscience behind sales, marketing, and deal-making.
The author as far as I can tell is a very Limitless guy. Oren works doing very sophisticated 7, 8, and 9 figure capital finance deals. He raises millions of dollars from venture capitalists, angel investors, and financial institutions to fund startups, real estate deals, and even airports. So the author has literally been doing the kind deal-making you see the guy doing in the movie Limitless for the last 15 years.
I don’t know how many people reading this are negotiators or salespeople by profession but I know that the Limitless Mindset listeners are sharp enough to know that sales is debatably the most important skill to being successful in your career, business or relationships.
Some of the interesting subject matter covered…
- Croc Brain — One of the main communication problems that salespeople or deal makers have that prevents money from being made is that a lot of times we pitch
- Frame Control — frame control is the set of emotions and desires each individual brings to each situation.
- Hot Cognition — This is when you like something but you can’t say why. Hot cognition is caused by a combination of anticipation of pleasure+tension. 2 chemicals in your brain dopamine and norepinephrine. Airport pitch example: the author describes a billion-dollar deal he was doing to finance an airport. He stimulates challenging them to create a legacy through this project that people will judge them by.
- Counteract validation seeking — Validation: I’m needed elsewhere.
Some of you may be thinking why would I want to read a book? Isn’t there a way to life hack my way around reading books? Limitless people make time to read. There are concepts in this book that you will need to read 3–4 times before they really soak in.
It’s short around 200 pages, so it will only take you a few hours to read. I was impressed with how many original ideas, actionable techniques (he literally gives scripts you can use almost word-for-word), and examples or stories of the strategies in use Oren was able to capture in 200 pages.
About the Book
When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a-kind method to raise more than $400 million — and now, for the first time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation.
Whether you’re selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, Pitch Anything will transform the way you position your ideas.
According to Klaff, creating and presenting a great pitch isn’t an art — it’s simple science. Applying the latest findings in the field of neuroeconomics, while sharing eye-opening stories of his method in action, Klaff describes how the brain makes decisions and responds to pitches. With this information, you’ll remain in complete control of every stage of the pitch process.
Pitch Anything introduces the exclusive STRONG method of pitching, which can be put to use immediately:
- Setting the Frame
- Telling the Story
- Revealing the Intrigue
- Offering the Prize
- Nailing the Hookpoint
- Getting a Decision
One truly great pitch can improve your career, make you a lot of money — and even change your life. Success is dependent on the method you use, not how hard you try. “Better method, more money,” Klaff says. “Much better method, much more money.” Klaff is the best in the business because his method is much better than anyone else’s. And now it’s yours.
Apply the tactics and strategies outlined in Pitch Anything to engage and persuade your audience — and you’ll have more funding and support than you ever thought possible.
Check out this follow-up vlog that I made about The Neurotransmitter Cocktail I Mix to Seduce and Profit…