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Mastering Your Elevator Pitch in English at Conferences and Seminars

Are you gearing up to present an elevator pitch at a conference or seminar? Perfecting your pitch in English is crucial for making a powerful impact. Let’s dive into the essentials of crafting and delivering an engaging elevator pitch that resonates with your audience

‘Pitch’ can be used in collocations as a VERB (numbers 1-4 below) or a NOUN (number 5 below):

Conversation 1: Warm-Up 🌞

1. What is an elevator pitch and why is it important in a business setting?

Elevator pitch (n): A brief, persuasive speech to spark interest in what you or your organisation does.

Setting (n): The place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or takes place.

2. We pitch ideas to convince others to see, think or feel the way we do. This requires us to be persuasive, and this brings up a fascinating question: What makes us persuasive? … and just like that, we’re diving into Aristotle:

Beneficial (adj): Resulting in good; favourable or advantageous.

3. What are some key elements of a successful elevator pitch?
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Conversation 2: Personally… 💬

1. How would you use language to engage your audience in a pitch? (Eg: rhetorical questions, pathos, ethos etc)

  • Engage (v): Occupy or attract someone’s interest or attention.

2. In your opinion, what role does body language play in delivering a pitch?

  • Body language (n): Non-verbal communication through gestures, expressions, and postures.

3. Share an experience where effective communication played a key role in your life.

  • Effective communication (n): The process of sharing information, thoughts, or feelings in a way that is well understood.

Conversation 3: Dig Deep 🔍

1. How can understanding cultural nuances improve an elevator pitch at international conferences?

  • Cultural nuances (n): Subtle differences in behaviour and communication influenced by culture.

2. What are your strategies for receiving and implementing feedback to refine your pitch skills?

  • Implementing feedback (v): Applying advice or criticism to improve something.

3. Do you agree with these Additional Tips?

Why? Why not? If you had to put any of these in practice, how would you do that?

  • Keep it concise: Your pitch should be short but impactful, ideally under a minute.
  • Focus on clarity: Use clear, jargon-free language that your audience can easily understand.
  • Practice makes perfect: Rehearse your pitch multiple times to gain confidence and fluency.

What Is Coming Next?

The Art of the Elevator Pitch: Crafting Your Message Language Mastery: Perfecting Your Pitch in English Engaging Your Audience: Tips for a Memorable Pitch Navigating Cultural Nuances in International Conferences Elevator Pitch Essentials: Structure and Content Practical Exercises for Pitch Perfection Feedback and Improvement: Refining Your Pitch Skills Real-world Examples of Successful Elevator Pitches Content Optimization: “effective communication at seminars,” “English language pitching techniques,” and “persuasive elevator pitches” “Ready to elevate your pitching skills? Join our workshop for an in-depth training on delivering effective elevator pitches in English at conferences and seminars. Empower yourself with the confidence and skills to stand out.

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