Pitching and Presentation

Who is the client or company?

  • Background research names

 

Preparation:

  • Resources
  • Props can be used
  • Back up

 

Have a start, middle and end

  • Background
  • Development

 

Practice

  • Rehearse
  • Planning
  • Timing

 

Do not waffle

Prepare to stop for questions or answers

Mainly add information, not animation

Be ready to go back over any pitches

Bring enough handouts if necessary for clients

 

Body Language:

  • Look at audience not board
  • Do not slouch, hands in pocket, scratch
  • Voice level, do not repeat
  • Look interested and motivated
  • Always tell the truth

 

Body language techniques

Positives:

  • Sit straight
  • Lean slightly forward
  • Nod
  • Positive gestures
  • Space
  • Limit perfume
  • Stand and smile on phone interviews

Negatives:

  • Scratching
  • Focusing on one person only
  • Looking at the board
  • Sitting towards the door
  • Quiet
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