Elevator Pitch rehearsal session

Can you clearly and concisely tell somebody what you do and why it’s valuable?  Can you ask for exactly what you need next to take your research forward?  And can you tell somebody why they might wish to help  you?

If you can then you probably don’t need to come along to the session we’re running on 19th November. AD 131008

If not – why not work up an elevator pitch about your research and reserve a place to try it out?

About eight or ten people will rehearse their elevator pitches and receive feedback from industrialists with backgrounds in Microsoft and venture capital, Rolls Royce, Domino and the Cambridge Phenomenon.  The Engineering Department Visiting Professors of Innovation (engineerimpact.wordpress.com/raeng-visiting-professors-of-innovation/) will provide constructive criticism and help to the pitchers.

And if you don’t want to (or need to) pitch – then come along and learn by observation

19th November, 12:00 lunch for a 12:30 start, finished by 14:00

To pitch or observe and to reserve some lunch contact Charles Boulton (cb683@cam.ac.uk).  Venue details will be sent out closer to the time.

Not convinced you need a pitch?

‘Nature’ had an article about it, so it must be important  (www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038/nj7435-137a).

And if you didn’t know how to do an elevator pitch then you didn’t want to share a lift with Steve Jobs: www.macrumors.com/2011/08/25/steve-jobs-demand-for-excellence-extends-to-elevator-pitches/

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Author: innovationcoaching

I consult and coach in innovation and its management, based in the UK but working nearly anywhere. This blog is just a few musings, observations and evolving thinking. I look forward to your comments

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