Pitch with Passion and Prowess

Confidence & Leadership Presence

Keynote, Breakout Session, or Group Training

Are you excited about being an entrepreneur in the startup world, but when it comes to pitching you don’t know where to start? Do you get nervous speaking in front of audiences or at important meetings like with investors? Do you wonder how to craft a pitch, pick the best slides, and deliver it?

Diane Allen, pitch coach for the Bend Venture Conference 2014 – 15, shows women (and men) how to pitch powerfully so that entrepreneurs can stand out in the crowd and for women entrepreneurs to not only feel confident but exude confidence coming into a highly competitive world where gender gap is steep.

  • Exude confidence naturally.
  • Develop leadership presence.
  • Learn about: investor pitches, audience vote pitches, elevator pitches, and sales pitches.

Startups who have coached with Diane have been awarded between $125,000 – $400,000 in funding at the Bend Venture Conference.


BrianVierraOne of the key differentiating factors of the Bend Venture Conference is the quality of the pitches that are delivered by the finalists. Diane has been the secret sauce behind making sure these pitches are the best they can be. The result has been world class angel and venture pitches from some of the most exciting startups in the region.

Brian Vierra, Venture Catalyst, Economic Development of Central Oregon

Organizers & Event Planners:

Your audience will leave inspired and fully supported with easy to assimilate how-to’s that will create lasting change.

Not a college or university? Contact Diane so she can learn more about speaking to your group.


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To Book Diane: 541-617-0340 Email


Thank you so much Diane for preparing me to answer the Q. & A. at the Bend Venture Conference. Everyone told me I did great. I don’t think I could have been so confident going into that without the work I did with you. The world is my oyster! A. P.

I went from an incredibly embarrassing public speaking fail in front of an audience of 100 to 100% conversion rates pitching to bankers and investors. Diane turned me around in 10 short hours! M. K.

I have repeatedly used a story Diane & I worked on for my winning pitch at the Bend Venture Conference. Each time I use that story, it opens up more doors of opportunity! A.C.


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