When you pitch your project, your goal is to connect with your audience and have them leave that room seeing what you see as possible and believing what you believe is possible in their hearts as well. This is according to communication and public speaking coach Jackie Miller in her Master Class, Own Your Voice - Pitch and Present with Confidence. Miller is the president and founder of Bespoken, which focuses on teaching communication and presentation skills to professionals and teams across many disciplines.
Pitching your idea for a project can be a nerve-racking experience as you juggle connecting with your audience and presenting your hard work and complex story clearly and concisely. Fortunately, Miller has many tips and techniques for how to best prepare so that you are empowered to shine when you have the exciting opportunity to speak with potential collaborators and financiers.