SUCCESSFUL COMMUNICATION MODULE 4:
Basic idea of the elevator pitch: Convincing a person in the elevator of your idea: This means a short presentation of your project that should not last longer than 30 seconds to 1 minute. How do you present the project briefly to potential supporters in such a way that you get them intersted?
Preparing to Pitch
In order to develop a convincing pitch, you start with a brainstorming session in which ideas are collected, questions are asked and discussed in the team. Use visualizations for this. You should be able to answer questions about the following aspects: target group, the social problem to be addressed as well as advantages and benefits of the project. It is also helpful to put on the “supporter glasses”: What could be of particular interest to the people to whom you are presenting your project? What questions could they have for your organization?
A good Pitch
Now it’s getting concrete! In the previous section, you made the preparations for developing your pitch.
Pitch - Presentation
Convincing visual support can make all the difference between a really successful pitch and a nice presentation of an interesting idea. You learned the basics of the content of a pitch in the previous section.
Together with the team
The team is one of the most important elements in the pitch. Why? Because you have to convince that you have that certain something. So what makes you special about doing this task?
1st run with one minute
2nd run with 30 seconds
and a 3rd round with 20 seconds.
Ask your listeners:
Which words seemed particularly important to you?
What was it that fascinated you?
Have you been confused at one point?