This post ‘Pitch It ! How to successfully convince people of your ideas was initially published on my Medium account.   For more than 25 years I have been working in the media business. Roughly half of it as someone trying to sell my television program ideas to someone sitting a few floors higher than I was; roughly (the other) half of it as someone listening to other people pitching their creative ideas, hoping that I will greenlight them. I enjoyed being on both sides of it. Creating television programs and editing them with guests and stories gave me a lot of joy. However, when I was dealing with one project, I was too curious to know what was going on at the other…