Pitches and Presenting

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Projected Time

About 45 minutes

  • 25 minutes for Lesson

  • 5 minutes for Role Play

  • 15 minutes for Guided Practice




Trainees develop confidence and competence to ‘pitch’


Small group exercises to develop good pitching habits (short and fun)


Trainees can construct a coherent one-minute pitch

Specific Things to Learn

  • Understanding why ‘pitching’ is increasingly important in the workplace

  • Avoid ambiguity in vocabulary


Teaching notes and walkthrough


All guidance is provided in the Presenter Notes

Describe the main idea being shown in the slides.

Don’t just repeat what is on the slides.

Clarify definitions

Give examples you have seen or experienced

‌‌Common Mistakes / Misconceptions

Whatever topic you are presenting make sure you address the negative thinking that some people may have e.g.,

  1. This is not relevant to me

  2. I don’t have to learn this now

  3. I’ll only be a junior so I won’t be able to change anything

Guided Practice

All guidance is provided in the Presenter Notes

Independent Practice

Trainees pair-off with a classmate that has a different work style to theirs (Leadership Compass)

They then ‘pitch’ to each other their goals, problems/challenges, and what action they have taken so far and what help they still need.

They must use the Active Listening skills, and then spend time individually taking action to address of resolve their partner’s problems/challenges, and prepare a one-minute pitch (PD Class Pitching Skills)

Challenge or Additional resources


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