TIPS FOR PITCH PRESENTATIONS
- Always keep in mind that the point of a pitch is to be compelling and to keep the audience engaged.
- Start with a blank piece of paper. Outline the most important facts that you want to convey about the topic you have chosen – what is the problem you want to solve and why is it still unsolved? What are the solutions you would implement and how would they make a difference? Refrain from speaking in terms that are too broad – time is of essence! Bring forward your most concrete, compelling arguments!
- Narrow your thoughts to fit in 5 categories: “What is wrong?”, “What can I do to make it better?”, “How do I do it?”, “What do I do it for?” and “Who I do it for?”. Ideally, each section should have two or three strong sentences.
- Prioritise information – start off your pitch with an interesting fact or stat. Make sure your speech follows a logical order.
- Once you feel satisfied with your work, rehearse your speech. You could ask a colleague, a friends or family member for their opinion on the pitch (make sure they can be objective!).
- After you received the feedback and honed your pitch even further, record yourself saying it. Make sure your tone is friendly and that you are not talking a mile a minute – you strive to get your point across!
- Now gather your courage, enter your account and upload your pitch!