The Art of the Pitch

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Overview

Maximize your communication and presentation skills by training with a noted international actress, the executive who brought you March of the Penguins, and a communication expert.

The Art of the Pitch is an advanced, 2-day presentation skills training for corporate leaders and high-potential executives who seek to improve their persuasion and connection with their audience. Through demonstration and practice, the program trains you to develop a presentation style that will resonate with your audience. Led by experts in creative entrepreneurship, theatre and rhetoric, you will be better prepared to influence, inspire teams, sell with passion, close deals, and serve others with excellence.

Proven effective in virtually any corporate context, at the core of this empirical process is discovery of the techniques and methods to highlight your authentic passion for the desired outcome.

Dates and Registration

May 12, 2014 - May 13, 2014
Location: Berkeley, CA
Oct 20, 2014 - Oct 21, 2014
Location: Berkeley, CA
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Please contact our program consultant:

Call +1.510.642.9167 Email or

Call +1.510.642.1316 Email or

Fee: $4,000

Faculty

Whitney Hischier
Faculty Director
Penny Kreitzer
Co-Faculty Director
Adam Leipzig
CEO at Entertainment Media Partners
Richard Freishtat
Senior Consultant, UC Berkeley
" I'm not a business person; I'm a software developer. But I've taken a number of business-type courses from various providers because I do consider interacting with others a central part of my job. This class was far and away the best I have taken. The instructors are perfect complements for one another--they all have different areas of skill and focus, and they each leant something invaluable to the class. They're all excellent workshoppers too, providing direct coaching on individual pitches and presentation skills. I left feeling my pitch *and* my pitching skills were much stronger than when I entered. "
– Avrom Roy-Faderman, LMTS Software Developer, Salesforce.com
" Art of the pitch was a tremendously valuable course which provided practical tools I could implement immediately.  The instructors were 3 power houses, each bringing different strengths and perspectives to the table.  I highly recommend this course. "
– Jeremy Weintraub, Director of Business Development, Vitamin T
" Penny, Richard and Adam taught me how to use my circle of influence to be a poised speaker.  This included breathing techniques, consolidation of material, the concept of hook/meat/close, and building the pitch for your audience.  The secret: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! "
– Evelyn Launius, Sr. Project Manager, Hill Physicians