MONDAY GENERAL SESSION
Great Ideas Need a Great Voice (and a Great Pitch)
As a business professional, you present yourself in short, sharp pitches again and again—to potential customers, investors and partners; anyone that could help you reach your goal. But pitching is human work, and causes many individuals to freeze, get nervous or tell too much. It is a widely held belief that great pitchers, who are certain and speak compactly and to the point, are born with the gift of public speaking. Yet making a great pitch is not about being born with a certain skill: it’s about following a process.
In this inspirational talk by Startup Pitch coach David Beckett, you’ll get an introduction to what that process is and how you can get your message shortened and sharpened. His talk will be followed by several LIVE pitches where individuals like you present themselves with their best pitch. You will be the judge on who delivers the winning pitch!
Attention: Do you want to win a “wild card” and have the opportunity to pitch your service or product in front of the EMEC audience from the main stage? Then make sure to make yourself known and we’ll send you all details. Wild card submissions can be sent until January 31st 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org.