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As a part of our series called “The Future of AI Intelligence”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Maximilian Huc, Co-Founder, Brevity Pitch Inc.
Maximilian Huc attended Princeton University as a collegiate athlete and then earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. With experience co-founding multiple start-ups, Maximilian proved to be a perfect match for Ilera Healthcare post MBA, where he was tasked to create a world class sales organization from the ground up. Scaling revenue for 5M to 75M in two short years, Maximilian’s efforts proved instrumental in Ilera Healthcare’s eventual 9-figure acquisition. Setting his sights forward, Maximilian co-founded Brevity Pitch Inc., an AI-powered software guiding professionals to create persuasive pitches that sell. In short time, Brevity Pitch is set to become the #1 high stakes communications enablement software in the World!
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Can you share with us the ‘backstory” of how you decided to pursue this career path in AI?
It was truly by happenstance. AI was something our team could leverage in trying to provide the best possible experience for our users within the Brevity Pitch software. It’s now an integral part of how the software functions, and will help users identify sub-optimal pitch language to the audience type they’re pitching or presenting to. It will also enable the user to recreate their content with the click of a button. All exciting things you must see for yourself when Brevity Pitch launches in October!
What lessons can others learn from your story?
The most important lesson I carry with me every day is to always exude relentless intent and belief in oneself — no matter the circumstance. I encourage others to remember that your path is uniquely yours, and no one else’s. Trust your instinct, trust your intuition, and follow that guiding light within yourself to manifest your dreams and make the world believers.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?
My family is undoubtedly my rock. Regardless of my successes or failures, they’ve always shown me unconditional love. I feel truly blessed for that. With that example set by my family growing up, I’ve always been determined to spread that same type of love and energy to others in need. Doing this has enhanced the substance and quality of my life in unimaginable ways. I thank my family for sharing this important lesson with me.
What are the 5 things that most excite you about the advertising industry? Why?
In no particular order:
1. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are making a real impact in terms of data analysis and efficiency.
2. Watching not reading! The introduction of short video ads have major stopping power. Shorter the video the better!
3. Authenticity by showcasing real stories and real people. Brands aren’t just relying on their typical content. They are introducing user-generated content, too.
4. Diversity! Consumers can now see themselves within an ad campaign. From same-sex marriages, and interracial couples, to people with disabilities. We are seeing more representation than ever.
5. Enforcing ADA guidelines. The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, has not always been adhered to. Now we are starting to have more web accessibility and internet inclusion for everyone.
What are the 5 things that concern you about the advertising industry? Why?
1. Privacy concerns. You’re online behavior is being monitored and analyzed at all times.
2. Data breaches are a growing threat. Whenever we provide our personal information, we are not immune to having it shared in unwanted places.
3. Misinformation continues to be an menecing concern that is omnipresent within the advertising industry and there are few checks and balances to prevent it.
4. Predatory marketing is especially concerning when addictive or harmful products are being advertised to our youth.
5. The advertising industry is leveraging highly addictive social media platforms to reach the masses.
As you know, there is an ongoing debate between prominent scientists, (personified as a debate between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg) about whether advanced AI has the future potential to pose a danger to humanity. What is your position about this?
Anything without checks and balances can pose a threat to humanity. Advanced AI is no exception. What we should truly be fearful of is human nature. Without responsible oversight and implementation, advanced AI could become a threat to humanity. However, I also believe in its potential to truly make the world a better place. It’s really up to mankind to make the right decisions, that should keep in mind “human” prosperity and longevity first.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? Can you share a story?
In co-founding Brevity Pitch (brevitypitch.com), an AI-powered software designed to help professionals craft persuasive pitches that sell, the most meaningful motivator for its creation was my partner and my experience witnessing the disparities in opportunity that exist between lower-socioeconomic and more affluent environments. We knew there needed to be a solution to level the professional playing field and help individuals overcome common communication barriers. Moreover, witnessing friends and peers struggle because they lacked the acumen to navigate more professional settings became something that I wanted to change.
What is your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that had relevance to your own life?
When I was a kid, I once asked my father to buy me a Philadelphia 76ers basketball jersey. I wanted to fit in with the rest of my peers in elementary school. My father looked me in my eyes, and said “Son, if you want to wear that jersey, make a team.” Those words really resonated with me because it taught me from a young age that the greatest rewards in life require hard work.
You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂
To empower the misunderstood. Brevity Pitch (www.brevitypitch.com) is a movement doing just that. My partner and I are confident that its implementation will transcend global barriers in the coming years. Knowing that there are 67 English-speaking countries worldwide, we see Brevity becoming the number one, high-stakes communications enablement software in the world; helping individuals find their voice by guiding them along the pathway to creating clear, concise, and compelling language through intuitive software.
How can our readers further follow your work online?
Brevity Pitch (www.brevitypitch.com) is officially launching this Fall to the masses. Make sure to subscribe!
Thank you for these fantastic insights. We greatly appreciate the time you spent on this.
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