Presentations and Pitches: Pull No Punches

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Hate giving presentations? Worried that you ramble? Want to make your subject interesting? This taster session will feature techniques that will make your presentations and pitches much easier for you to deliver, and far more interesting for your audience, using stories, delivery and interaction.

About the event

Communication Coach Jon Torrens will show you how to write and speak in a way that's confident, concise, engaging and memorable. 

The usual presentations and pitches often fail to engage an audience because they use generic boring white slides filled with text, delivered with little enthusiasm, energy or spontaneity. As a result, the audience isn't interested in what's being said, and may have already 'checked out' before you've got to the important part of your message. The successful presentation or pitch, however, grabs the audience's attention immediately, gains trust, hooks them with an objective and then maintains engagement throughout with a story and a relatable, human perspective. It is concise, to the point, and tailored to the audience. When the satisfying conclusion comes, the audience and speaker feel fulfilled. Think of it as a good meal: the speaker is like a chef, creating something delicious and nutritious. Jon will show you how to prep the ingredients for your presentation or pitch, and the right methods to use them correctly to give the audience maximum benefit and satisfaction.

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Agenda

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12:00

Presentations and Pitches: Pull No Punches

12:40

Q&A

13:00

BYO Lunch & networking

Networking in the atrium. Bring (or buy) your own lunch!

Speakers

Jon Torrens

I’ve worked as a designer (and experienced the joy of deadlines) at games companies including Sony and Electronic Arts, and as a professional stand-up comic for a few years, so I know how to engage and motivate. Occasionally I can be funny too. Now, as a coach and speaker, I teach effective communication, using my personal skills to both show and tell. I deliver training for a range of clients in London and Cambridge, including Foster + Partners and Cambridge University. Unique insights from the worlds of computer game design and stand-up comedy enable even the most introverted of my clients to deliver presentations that delight and motivate their audiences.

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The Bradfield Centre, 184 Cambridge Science Park Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0GA

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