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Powerful Pitches

Date: 13th December 2018
Location: Central Manchester
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Theme: People, Skills & Talent, Start a business, Business Strategy

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  • Based in Greater Manchester
  • SME – Small Medium Enterprise i.e. less than 250 employees (Full Time Equivalent)
  • Annual turnover less than 50 Million Euro or Balance sheet less than 43 Million Euro

Powerful Pitches

How to wow, influence and persuade your audience.

This highly interactive session will introduce you to the basics of how to create a powerful pitch and deliver it with credibility. During the session you’ll explore how to research your audience, structure your content, and how to rehearse and present to maximise your impact. We’ll look at how to use storytelling and narrative to differentiate yourself, and to deliver messages which “stick” and drive action.

All timings should be considered approximate – content should be managed to best meet the needs of the group and to maintain pace and engagement.





Focus for the Day

Round table, brief introductions to capture participant’s expectations and wishes for the day.

Flexible, applicable content.

Start with Why

All of our sessions begin with strategy – it is really important that businesses start with what they wish to achieve and why.

Businesses are provided with a facilitated conversation to support them to create a strategic hypothesis for the topic and to indicate key decisions and actions which they need to take.

Interactive Game

The importance of narrative.


Demonstrate how narrative and storytelling can increase impact.

Short Break



Key Concepts

•Preparing to pitch/understanding audience

-       Structuring a pitch

Pitching to investors

• Pitching to a buyer

• Defining your target market

• What a good Pitch looks like

Introduce key concepts and ensure businesses understand how to implement them, and where to find additional support and resources.

Interactive Activity

Plan your pitch for this afternoon – audience and structure

Practise the planning process.




Interactive Activity

Develop a pitch and present to the group for facilitated peer-to-peer feedback and reflection.



Short Break





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