Are you packing your pitches with as much information as possible? In reality, successful pitches are about clear and engaging stories that make people want to hear more. Being passionate about our products and services isn’t enough – we need to motivate our audiences to be passionate as well. But how do you inspire that in others?
In our recent Experts in Residence session, Communications & Creativity – Sandbox had the pleasure of inviting Jan Bailey and Shona Welsh of Ovation Speaker Training to share their decades of experience in formulating successful pitches. Super-Charge your Dynamite pitch with their 4-step process:
1. Create A Pitch Map
2. Act Like You Don’t Know
3. Put Your Worst Foot Forward
4. Shoot for the Moon
Missed the session? Check out the video below so you can take notes and see the perfect examples to lead your pitch with. Whether you’re pitching you, your product or your service – learn to WOW them every time.
Some of the main points covered include:
- What do I want the audience to: Know? Feel? Do?
- Your pitch in 3 Acts
- The 4 Step Pitch Process
- & more!
Jan Bailey & Shona Welsh
In their highly interactive workshops, OVATION speaker trainers have helped countless individuals transform their ability to connect to their audience and deliver authentic and meaningful messages with impact. Now, more than ever, communication with some oomph is an essential skill. At a time when our emotions swing from overwhelmed to irrational, our ability to communicate effectively follows suit and it can be hard to remove the anger, frustration or even fear from our voice, let alone from our message … and that can have all manner of consequences.
Jan Bailey BA, MAEd is a communication and speaking expert who has designed and delivered hundreds of workshops
internationally on public speaking, stage presence, on-camera presentations, and communication. Along with writing and
producing a ten-part career development series of books, Jan’s 27-year career has involved extensive on-camera experience
as a television host along with being a long-time professor of communications.
Shona Welsh, BA, MCEd, CHRL, CCC is a communication and speaking expert who has won numerous speaking, writing and
learning design awards. The author of several books and designer/facilitator of hundreds of international workshops in
speaking and communications, she has held international senior executive positions over three decades. She teaches
extensively about leadership, communications, and innovation with numerous universities and colleges.