Mac Conwell on perfecting your personal story and pitch

Episode 125:
Mac Conwell on perfecting your personal story and pitch

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This is an episode for: startup nerds, anyone that has to pitch and storytellers of all kinds.

Molly Geoghegan, Narrative Strategist

Molly Geoghegan

Jun 20, 2024

McKeever “Mac” Conwell II was meant for the (pitching) stage! 

While his career began in coding (“before it was cool” he says), Mac has started multiple businesses and helped shape the Maryland Social Impact Fund—the first fund for women and minorities in the country.

Now, as the Founder of RareBreed Ventures, Mac’s perfected the art of storytelling and is passionate about helping others do the same. He and Mikey discuss Mac’s journey to where he is now, his secret formula for what to include (and what to leave out) of a pitch and how anyone can improve their pitching skills.  

Spoiler alert—it has to do with storytelling.

What's in the Spice Cabinet??

Want more of Mac?

Checkout RareBreed Ventures!

Mac’s walkout song?? 

What’s cool in Baltimore?

Parting advice for people that pitch?

When you're doing presentations like this—whether it's for sales or for investment—it's still a numbers game.

So get comfortable in rejection. It's not the end of the world. 

I'm not going to say it's never—but it's almost never personal. These are business interactions. So when somebody gives you a no, it's not a referendum of you as a human. It's a referendum on business, but not on you as a human. And the sooner you can realize that and manage that, the better you'll be throughout a process like that.

About The Author

Molly Geoghegan, Narrative Strategist

Molly Geoghegan is a writer, organizer, and film school dropout. She hikes frequently with her dog, Guinness, and signs up for too many email newsletters. Having lived in Chicago, Paris, Dublin and Galway, Molly has made her way back to the Rockies and calls Denver, CO home.

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Mac Conwell on perfecting your personal story and pitch