These guidelines will help to give you some tips to prepare and make the most of the out of the pitching session finals at the Live UnLtd Event on Saturday 19th November at the Blaengarw Workingmen’s Hall. The Panel will be made up of members of the Bridgend community, business representatives and the Live UnLtd Team who will be deciding whether to recommend you for a funding award of up to £1500. Pitching Presenting your idea: • • •
You will get a maximum of 3 minutes to pitch your project idea to the panel. If you are applying as part of a group then it must be made clear who is taking the lead in the group. It is recommended that a maximum of three people pitch a group idea. After your pitch, there will be a further 2 minutes for the Panel to ask you questions.
Pitching Recommendations Opening Give a brief overview of your project, can you sum your project up in two to three sentences? Use this time to set the scene and help the panel to quickly understand the context of your project. • Tell us what the social problem is you are trying to address and how you aim to address it. About yourself–Make sure you talk about your self and your group members and why you wish to start your project? Think about past experience that might be relevant, what your motivation is and what you will learn from running the project. About your project – Give a good overview of what it is you are trying to do and how it will tackle a social problem directly. Discuss what your plans are, where you want to do it, how much it costs, when the project will taken place, why you’ve chosen to do this project and what the community benefit will be. Close– This is your chance to show the panel your stuff and leave them with a slogan or last words that will make them think about how great your project idea is. Tell the panel again what the aim of your project is and how you will have a positive social impact. Style & preparation: • Be short, snappy and passionate don’t waffle as your time will run out and the panel will not understand your idea. • Make eye contact with all the panel members • Speak slowly and clearly • Have key financial figures to hand • If you can, practise with a friend or your advisor beforehand Equipment: You can bring props if you like but make sure they add to the pitch and not detract from the important messages you have to get across. What happens next: A decision will be made on all pitches at the end of Social Enterprise Day and each school/club/organisation will put the best pitch forward for our final on Saturday the 19th of November who will be judged by our panel which included Janice Gregory AM. The winners will be announced Saturday afternoon.
Questions / concerns: If you have any questions leading up to your pitch, please get in touch with Amanda Everson, Live UnLtd Development Manager on 02920484811 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About yourself–Make sure you talk about your self and your group members and why you wish to start your project? Think about past experience...