A strong pitch can be the deciding factor in receiving funding for a new idea, gaining approval for an important project, or securing business from a new client. However, pitching your idea to people who may not know you, your idea, or your goals in a very short time period is not an easy task. Unfortunately, a great idea poorly explained ceases to appear great, which is why you need to learn how to pitch in order to become a successful innovator.

Delivering a crisp and compelling pitch takes planning and practice. Those who do it well distinguish themselves from the pack and dramatically increase the likelihood that their ideas will be embraced. From a career development perspective, few things can help you advance faster than demonstrating strong public speaking and persuasive presentation skills This course focuses on “pitching” ideas. It will teach you how to build interest, create understanding, and get people to take action in support of your ideas.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore your skills as a presenter and recognize the empathy needed in order to persuade your audience.
  • Identify the communication traps to avoid and tips to use to get your message across.
  • Recognize the essential ingredients and structure of a CO-STAR pitch.
  • Discover how to prepare yourself and your pitch so you can confidently express yourself clearly and connect with your audience every time you propose a new and innovative idea.

Speaker: Laszlo Gyorffy, M.S. is President of the Enterprise Development Group. For over 25 years, Laszlo has worked with organizations around the globe to expand the possible; helping them refocus, redesign, and reenergize their business strategies and innovation practices to succeed in an increasingly dynamic and demanding market place. Laszlo is an accomplished speaker and co-author of Creating Value with CO-STAR: An Innovation Tool for Perfecting and Pitching your Brilliant Idea as well as The Global Innovation Science Handbook. He is a certified instructional designer and trainer and has delivered transformational programs like the Innovation Advantage and the Secrets of Silicon Valley. Laszlo recently developed the One Hour Innovator, a cloud-based toolkit that helps people innovate better, faster, and smarter. The methods used in these trainings and tools have created business solutions worth millions of dollars in new revenue and cost efficiencies. You can reach Laszlo at [email protected]