30 June 09.00
Self-Pitching Masterclass: Showcasing What Makes You Exceptional. Do you know that you look brilliant on paper but you dread an important presentation or a job interview?
Does pitching yourself or your ideas feel like a skill other people have that you were never taught? What would happen if you could influence the decision-making of others? Do you want to be the person in the room who makes people sit-up and say “wow”? You can be a powerful and influential presence…but like most people you probably have never had the chance to exercise your communication muscles. Join us on June 30th for a half-day workshop with experts from Stemm Commercial (https://www.stemmcommercial.com/about-us.html) to learn the skills and practise of effective communication and pitching yourself.
In this experience-driven workshop we will be exploring powerful concepts at the heart of influential communication including:
• Identifying your audience
• Understanding how to reach them
• Defining your personal “why?”
• Learning how to deliver a persuasive performance
• Embracing your personal brand and remaining genuine
You will leave the masterclass with new skills and knowledge as well as a honed self-pitch ready to impress decision-makers, potential collaborators or future bosses.
The day will culminate with the option to record your one-minute self-pitch, which can then be taken away as a ready-made resource to share online and help you always make the best first impression.
09:00 Registration, coffee and pastries
10:00 Welcome from IFO
This is the third workshop of the A.C.E. Saturdays series supported by the University of Oxford KEI Seed Fund, the WIMM, Oxford BRC and the Careers Service.
Meet our Experts
Sarah McCloughry – Co-founder of Stemm Commercial Sarah has inspired others to achieve leadership performance through theatre teaching, psychotherapy, coaching and training for the past 40 years. She has worked with teenagers, adults, ex-prisoners and senior executives. These days, as well as being co-founder of STEMM Commercial, Sarah trains and coaches leaders with a STEMM background to win influence, advancement and stakeholder buy-in. She works in not-for-profit organisations such as the Stockholm Environment Institute as well as in commercial organisations such as Cisco, Skanska and Astrium (EADS) and SMEs. In partnership with Oxford University’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, she has designed and delivered programmes for STEMM doctoral researchers to attract engagement and buy-in at conferences, develop business awareness and improve their interview skills to advance their innovation. Innovation Forum Oxford Local Partners