Precious Williams is a self-described “full-figured diva from St. Louis” who admits she made every mistake in the book before making it big as a bestselling author and CEO of Perfect Pitches By Precious. Today, she shares the power of creating the perfect pitch with audiences that number in the thousands, but she climbed a higher mountain than most people realize to get there.
“You can make every mistake in the world. You can fail a lot of times and still wind up on top because persistence beats resistance,” Williams said in a recent interview. “There’s no way I should be where I am today.”
As recently as 2018, Williams was living in a women’s centre in New York City, battling depression and addiction. She shares her profound transformation and empowering philosophy in her latest book, The Pitch Queen: A Woman’s Journey From Poverty To Purpose & Profits. In it, she paves the way for others who are struggling by proving there is power in embracing one’s authentic self — flaws and all.
“My journey has been about showing others how to give birth to their next beautiful now, right now,” Williams said. “I want you to take the things that people say are your flaws and make them your secret weapons.”
In The Pitch Queen, Williams takes readers inside the biggest challenges of her life, revealing that she once dated a former drug kingpin, battled with her sexuality, lost her mind, got evicted twice and was kicked out of law school. She refused to give up and rebuilt her business empire with the bricks that once blocked her path.
Key takeaways from The Pitch Queen include:
- The importance of resilience and how to overcome adversity
- How to develop a winning mindset
- The power of focus and consistency
- How to take control of your life and create the future you want
When it comes to going from poverty to purpose and profits, it will require you to have the right relationships. It’s not just networking or becoming an author. It’s about building your audience. But before even building the audience, women and men who are reading must understand that clarity, focus, ease, and grace help a lot. What does the author mean by clarity? Let’s write out what we want, need, and expect. Being clear on these things will bring us closer to the audience. To build the right relationships, you must have people in the room to start the conversation.
“The Pitch Queen is more than just a story; it’s a call to action,” Williams said. “It’s time for you to take control of your life and create the future you want.”
If you’re waiting for people to recognize your greatness, stop! God created you not to waste your whole life dreaming but to take action. How much effort have you put forth? Are you more concerned with fitting in than shining alone and winning? Remember this, a queen does not surround herself with peasants all day.
About the Author
Precious L. Williams is a 13-time national elevator pitch champion. She has also been featured on Shark Tank, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Black Enterprise, Essence and the movie LEAP. Her current clients include Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google, NBCUniversal, Federal Reserve Bank, Intuit QuickBooks, Yelp, Harvard University and more. Williams is an international professional speaker, corporate trainer and bestselling author. Her other books include Pitching for Profit and Bad Bitches and Power Pitches.