How to pitch? Zurich, Basel, Zug
I had the immense pleasure of being part of the jury of 3MT at the Universität St.Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland. The Three Minute Thesis is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. Yesterday, eight incredible PhD students were presenting their ideas. Thanks to Prof. Jamie Gloor the fantastic event could take place.
A "must have" list for your pitch. How to do a top-notch pitch?
✔Think about your pitch from the audience’s perspective. What is essential for them? Why did they come to listen to you? What might be valuable for them?
✔Practice makes perfect. If the content of your pitch is well trained, your stress level will be lower, and you will be more confident on the stage, making it easier to convince the audience.
✔Think about which words are necessary and which are nice to have.
✔Engage the audience by using, for example, a question or a simple call to action.
✔A strong start will catch the attention of the audience.
✔Do something different than others.
✔Learn the text by heart, that you breathe it. Then, focus on the delivery: body language, gesticulation, pace, volume, clear pronunciation, breathing, stage movement, and eye contact.
✔Try to say your idea in 3 minutes, but also one. Then you can see the key message you want to deliver.
✔Be a star, and let the presentation be a second-role actor. For a short presentation, 1-2 slides are sufficient.
✔Be ok with the fact that you can’t talk about everything and go into details. Once you intrigue the audience, they will come to you to listen more.
Pitch training and workshops in Switzerland, Zurcih, Basel, Zug, St. Gallen and more
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Hi. Welcome to my blog 🙂 I’m a psychologist and public speaking trainer. I work as a trainer and Head of Speakers at TEDxZurich. I also help, among others, lawyers, vocalists, actors, lecturers and business people in preparation for their speeches in front of hundreds of people in the audience, as well as in conducting small meetings or presentations. For many years I worked on controlling the stage fright that kept me awake at night. I was singing and dancing in a Cuban musical. I have always wondered how to manage the internal critic, not to worry about the opinion of others, and how to build a real sense of confidence on stage. Now I know the answer.
Recently, I have given countless interviews, which made me aware of the importance of confidence in front of the camera. Having been involved in music since the age of 10, I know how stressful it can be to present to a wider audience. By combining my business and music experience, I can guide you through the process of changing direction towards your dreams. Based on my vast stage experience, I have gained the ability to provide adequate tools and methods of coaching that will support your development. In 2021 I was chosen as one of the top 11 public-speaking coaches worldwide 2021, according to the Coach Foundation ranking.