Whether you are looking to secure funds for a new project or present a report, holding your audience’s attention is undoubtedly one of the most essential working skills.
So, what are the ingredients of an engaging, unforgettable and powerful pitch?
- Know your organisation
Presenting in front of an audience can be a daunting process even for the most experienced public speakers. It’s important to have as much information about your sector as possible. The audience is expecting to hear from you a clear knowledge of numbers, competitors, target audience etc.
- Anticipate questions, and answer them ahead of time
Prepare and answer all important and relevant questions in advance. Not only your audience will be highly impressed but also by giving them as much information as they need, you will help them reach a decision quicker.
- Get to the point fast
Everyone knows that the human attention span is getting shorter and shorter (thanks to technology!). Don’t waste precious time with irrelevant information that can potentially bore your audience. If you get to the point fast, you have more chances of capturing your listener’s attention.
- Practice makes perfect
Practice your key points in front of a mirror or to friends/family. It will boost your confidence and help you nail that pitch next month!
- Training course ‘Elevated Boardroom Pitches’: For more details regarding the agenda, please click here.
Why not attend our ‘Elevated Boardroom Pitches’ training course which is taking place on the 20th of March? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to improve the way you present your ideas and influence key decision makers through interactive exercises and individual feedback.
Whether you are at a sales conference, with colleagues over lunch or in the boardroom, pitching skills will make you a more confident public speaker as well as help you handle human transactions better.
Want to find out more?
If you would like to discuss any of the details you have read in this blog; including our ‘Elevated Boardroom Pitches’ training course, please email us on [email protected].
Can’t make the date?
We can run this course for you In-House, at your organisation or a venue of your choice, on a date to suit you. Bringing your team together for a group training event is a great team building exercise, and we work closely with you to develop a bespoke training agenda that is completely tailored to your organisation’s requirements.
Contact our In-House training team on [email protected] or call 0800 542 9414 to find out more.