Class

Tell Your Story: Building Persuasive Presentations & Pitches

In this hands-on class, you will learn how to prepare your story, verbally and visually, and how to connect with your audience in order to inspire and move investors.

Classroom 1 6:30–8:30pm
Upcoming Sessions
  • Part 1 – January 10, 2017
  • Part 2 – January 17, 2017
  • Part 3 – January 24, 2017
  • Single Class$150
  • Incubator Members $105
  • Unlimited Classes $300 per month

STARTS JANUARY 10  |   3 CONSECUTIVE TUESDAYS

At the heart of all successful presentations and pitches is a good story that takes your audience on an emotional journey. In this hands-on class, you will learn how to prepare your story, verbally and visually, and how to connect with your audience in order to inspire and move investors.

Using tools and techniques from improvisational theater you will gain confidence and skills for your first (or next) round of investment capital for your business or project.

If you want to learn more about the class format, if you have questions about basic skills you might need to use, or if you want to learn more about the specifics of the course, please contact Derrick Foust at dfoust@nymediacenter.com

Interested in two or more classes? Register as a Silver or Gold Member for unlimited monthly classes.

What You Will Learn

  • Study and learn best practices from case studies and people.

  • Learn the step-by-step structure of a persuasive pitch.

  • Harness your unique strengths to tell your story and build your own creative pitch deck.

  • Develop an artful 30-second and 2-minute pitch.

  • Understand how to focus on the needs of your audience and read their reactions.

Prerequisites & Preparation

  • Already have in mind a project or company you want to pitch with a draft deck.
  • Know (kinda!) what you want to say, but need help in saying and presenting it.

About the instructor

Lisa Pertoso

Lisa Pertoso

A long-time explorer and follower of her fears, Lisa Pertoso empowers people to change their own worlds with whatever resources are available – essentially to improvise. Over the past 15 years Lisa has taught and traveled extensively in Asia, Central America, and Europe, earned a Master’s degree in International Relations, defended global human rights for women and youth in Washington DC and New York, and now helps people be strong creative leaders through experiential learning.

Lisa is an experienced facilitator, writer, storyteller, and longform improvisation performer. She’s trained and played with various teams on the main stages of The Annoyance, Magnet Theater, The People’s Improv Theater (PIT), Upright Citizen’s Brigade (UCB), and in dark bar basements where there is no stage at all.

For more information about Follow the Fear, please visit: https://www.lapertoso.com/

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