IAM1830 – CEO Helps Professionals Create Persuasive Pitches

Podcast Interview with Kelvin Johnson

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In this episode of the I AM CEO Podcast, host Gresham Harkless interviews Kelvin Johnson, the CEO and co-founder of Brevity Pitch, an AI-powered software that helps professionals craft persuasive pitches.

Kelvin shares his CEO story, explaining that he began his career as a CPA and management consultant, helping early-stage entrepreneurs with their finances, sales, and most importantly, their pitch. He then transitioned to working in a fast-growth tech startup in Denver, where he gained experience in executive leadership, sales, and fundraising. These experiences led him to co-found Brevity Pitch, a communications software as a service company that serves the market gap in creating clear, concise, and compelling stories.

Brevity Pitch is an AI-powered tool that helps individuals create and deliver pitch decks that sell. It is relevant for fundraising, sales, interviewing for a job, or corporate presentations. The secret sauce of the company lies in its ability to help people refine their story, content, message, and delivery to ensure maximum impact.

Kelvin shares his CEO hack of deep breathing exercises and journaling as a tool to recognize and accept emotions, investigate their root cause, and nourish oneself while staying consistent. His CEO nugget of wisdom is to hire based on methodology and stay consistent, especially in the early stages of a company.

To Kelvin, being a CEO means being a Chief Energy Officer, Chief Everything Officer, and Chief Follow-Up Officer, and implementing time blocking. Listeners can find more information about Brevity Pitch at or connect with Kelvin on LinkedIn at Kelvin Johnson, CPA.

Overall, this episode offers insights from Kelvin Johnson, a CEO and co-founder of Brevity Pitch, who helps professionals create persuasive pitches through an AI-powered software. Listeners can learn about the importance of clear and concise communication, entrepreneurship, and the tools and strategies that can help individuals create compelling stories and achieve their goals.

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Kelvin Johnson Teaser 00:00

But the experience we want to have is, you don't want to lose opportunities because people don't understand what you do. There's a statistic, there's a stat from a quote from Y Combinator Michael Siebel that the number one mistake that founders make is that they can't explain clearly what their business does.

That is exactly what our software is designed for.

Intro 00:20

Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups, and CEOs without listening to a long, long, long interview?

If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you are in search of.

This is the I AM CEO podcast.

Gresham Harkless 00:49

Hello. Hello, this is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode. If you've been listening this year, you know that we've hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year. We're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes around certain categories, topics, or as I like to call them, business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners, just like you, what I like to call the CB nation architects who are looking to level up their organizations.

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This month, we are focusing on CEO Hacks and CEO Nuggets. This is by far one of my favorite questions I asked on the show. In other words, I asked, what are the apps, books, and habits that make you more effective and efficient? Those were the CEO hacks. Then I asked for a word of wisdom or a piece of advice or something that you might tell your younger business if you were to hop into a time machine and those were the CEO nuggets. That's what we'll focus on this month and some of the top ones that can instantly impact your business.

I love all the questions, but with every episode, I thought I would walk away with something I could look at and implement right there to save the precious resources, time and money. Or I would also learn about the advice, tips, and tidbits or tools of the trade on how to level up our organization. So you'll hear some of these this month. So sit back and enjoy this special episode of the I AM CEO podcast.

Hello. Hello. Hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast. I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Kelvin Johnson of Brevity. Kelvin, it's great to have you on the show.

Kelvin Johnson 02:24

Thanks for having us.

Gresham Harkless 02:25

Yes. Excited to have you all on and talk about all the awesome things you've been working on. Before we jump into the interview, I want to read a little bit more about Kelvin so you can hear about some of those awesome things.

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CEO and co-founder of Brevity an AI-powered software, helping professionals create persuasive pitches, Kelvin has a versatile career experience as a CPA consultant and executive at a fast-growth tech startup in Denver.

He's the author of the forthcoming novel; Don't fear the sharks. Six principles to pitch investors coming out in October 2022, and Johnson graduated from Villanova University with a Master's of Accountancy.

Super excited to have you on the show. Kelvin. Are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?

Kelvin Johnson 03:05

Absolutely. I'm excited for this.

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