Perfect Your Pitch with These Tips Pitch, or elevator speech, is a 1-3 minutes long speech, during which you summarize the most important things relating to your experience, project or company. You should always take advantage of pitching opportunities. A successful pitch could generate clients, partners or even funding! We listed seven tips for making a pitch that makes an impression! 1. Plan and Rehearse Plan your speech well in advance so that you can present it with confidence.