Pitching Yourself: How to Get People Interested in You and Your Research
All DPhil students Enterprise Research staff
Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 9.30am to 1pm
Communicating your research ideas, selling your skills and experience or telling people about your business venture – all quick pitches that should leave the listener wanting to know more.
The aim of this course is to make sure others hear your message! Communicating your research ideas, selling your skills and experience or telling people about your business venture – all quick pitches that should leave the listener wanting to know more.
“Make the most of every opportunity” is often stated as key to a successful career but how can we make the most of those opportunities? Using your research as a staring point this interactive course will have you practising a series of short pitches with your peers interspersed with tips and tricks. The aim is to hook the audience in whether it is about your research, your skills or a new business venture.
This course will cover:
- Spoken pitches in variety of settings
- Written short pitches
- Networking tips
- Thinking about your audience
Objectives: by the end of this session participants will have:
- Looked at networking tips and tricks to meet the audience
- Worked on a variety of short pitches – written and verbal
- Received feedback on their pitches
- Pitched for a variety of audiences
Testimonials from past participants
The confidence that comes with attending the course I think will be of most use as I network with various people. I will try and integrate Emma’s suggestions when I talk to people but probably the best thing I learnt was to be confident and relaxed when speaking! But also to get the person you are speaking to talk about themselves.
I will definitely change some of my publicly available 'pitches, such as LinkedIn profile, e-mail signature, etc.
The course was very well done and I very much enjoyed it. I feel that I learnt a lot about communicating and would definitely recommend the course to my colleagues.
Please note that this course will be delivered on-line and you will receive a link to the appropriate system in the days preceding the course