March 18, 2014 · 6:00 PM
Our main pitch night is back! But with a new name (which will stay consistent from month to month so you can easily recognize this event) and a slightly tweaked format. Check it out:
6:00-6:30 Mingling & Merriment
6:35-7:00 Magic Hat
7:00-8:00 Pitches & Feedback
8:00-8:30 Mingling & Merriment
Wait...what the heck is "Magic Hat"?? Well, it's a fun little game that's amazing practice for one of the key skills all great presenters possess - being able to speak off-the-cuff. Upon arriving at the event, everyone writes down a funny/weird/random pitch topic and puts it in the hat. Then, brave volunteers come up to the front of the room, pull a topic out of the hat, and pitch that topic for a couple of minutes. It sounds hard, but it's really not that bad. It's a great way to use your creativity, and you can literally tell us anything about that topic. Make stuff up if you have to. The key is just being able to cobble together a few thoughts quickly and "sell" them convincingly to the audience. As you can imagine, the quirkier the topics, the funnier the game gets.
The pitches (starting at 7pm) will have the same format as last time - 10 minutes each, followed by discussion and feedback. Slides or other visual aids are optional. If you're interested in pitching, send me a message via the "Contact" button in the sidebar.
I look forward to seeing everyone again on the 18th! This is gonna be a good one.