Welcome to the Social Innovators Academy Online Module 4:
Perfecting Your Pitch!
Welcome to Social Innovators Academy Online – Module four provides tools and resources to help you present a powerful pitch. Throughout this module, you will gain the insight and skills needed to speak openly about your project with others.
The goals of this lesson are to help you identify “the why” behind your project and deliver your message about your project clearly, concisely, and in an engaging manner.
By the end of this workshop, you will…
- Establish a clear statement that explains your ‘Why’ to others and be able to speak that statement in a clear and concise manner that invites others to support your cause.
- Have a strong understanding of useful strategies and ways to build the confidence needed to present your passion to an audience, large or small.
- Understand the importance of building your credibility to ensure that you are the best representative for the audience you are serving.
- Ensure that the primary focus of your pitch is the audience that you are looking to serve and that it is designed to gain the support and materials needed to achieve the greatest impact for the community you are trying to help.
Included in this Lesson
Pitch prep document
“60 seconds… GO!” – First attempt pitch
“Perfecting your Pitch” by Eric Atwood of The Speakers Studio.
Pitch Practice in Action: Complete the pitch writing process for your own project.
Post a video of you giving your final pitch.
Lesson Quiz and POINT homework activity
Throughout this module, you will come to understand how to clearly articulate the “why” behind your passion to others, be able to use key strategies to present your pitch properly, and learn the importance that being a credible source of information has on your work. You will also learn why you should also keep the community you are interested in serving the most important part of your pitch.
- This module is self guided. It is highly suggested that you complete each part of the module in order. It should take you approximately an hour and a half to complete this module from start to finish.
- There are a number of items throughout this module that need to be downloaded. It is best that you have access to a printer and/or are able to use a document editor like Adobe to write on the documents digitally.
- This module should be started once a participant has completed the Resource Development Module.
- In order to receive credit for this module, you must receive a 75% or better on the quiz and you must turn in your completed POINT work on the online platform
- This module has a series of activities designed to inform and ignite your understanding of Pitch Presentation. Your first task will be to complete the prework activity. After thinking about your pitch, you will have the chance to share the first draft of your pitch and to see what others looked like when they first started out. The main instructional period, hosted by Eric Atwood of The Speakers Studio makes up the second step in this module. You will be expected to watch and take notes as he discusses pitch creation and presentation his experiences in the pitch planning process. Next you will take some time to reflect and review your notes from the instructional session. The third main component of this module is your own planning process. After writing out a final draft of your pitch, you will answer a series of questions in quiz format related to all the information provided in this module.