How to Create an Effective Pitch! - A Growth Wheel Workshop Series

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Name: How to Create an Effective Pitch! - A Growth Wheel Workshop Series
Date: June 29, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
How to create an effective pitch will be a great class for those needing to learn how to present your idea in a short amount of time with a clear, concise, and compelling message. First start with who you are, who you serve, what you do, and how do you do it? Each pitch must be presented differently for different audiences but the core message should always be the same. Learn how to set the stage, tell the story, have an ask and Win the prize. Presentors will have you working in groups to really get you thinking about a clear objective, layout, planned outcome, and supporting details. In addition, the second part of the presentation will work on how to do a pitch via video for competitions such as "Swim with the Sharks Video Pitch Competition". Get tips and tools of the trade on how to put everything you have learned into practice to help you be successful in business and marketing.

  • Core Message should be common in all pitches
  • Pitch should be tailored to audience (customer, investor, supplier, media)
  • Clear, Concise, Compelling message (demonstrating value proposition, supported with facts) Understanding process of constructing a pitch  

Note: This event is open to the public. You do not have to be a participant of the Swim with the Sharks Video Pitch Competition to learn from this workshop. Attendance at these workshops are NOT required to participate in SWTS Video Pitch Competition. However, anyone attending both workshops (How to Create an Effective Pitch and How to Use Video to Market your Business) and submitting a video to SWTS will be offered ½ price tickets to the EEC Luncheon.


Frank DeSantis
Emerging Enterprise Center

Frank DeSantis is the former Program Director at the Emerging Enterprise Center, a Business Incubator that serves early-stage & start-up businesses in New Castle County. After a 36 year “Intrapreneurial” career in the corporate world with Sears in both the stores and home office, Frank has spent the last 6 years helping small business owners start and grow their companies. Starting first with SCORE Delaware, and for the past 3 years at the EEC, Frank’s understanding of both the strategic and practical sides of running the business has helped EEC companies grow their business, develop business skills, and refine their business model so it is scalable and successful.

8:30 to 9:00 a.m. -     Networking and Registration
9:00 to 9:20 a.m. -     Introductions
9:20 to 11:20 a.m. -   Training
11:20 to 11:30 a.m. -  Wrap-Up

Continental Breakfast is included and provided by Costco Wholesale.

This program is sponsored by the Swim with the Sharks Video Pitch Competition Program.
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President's Circle

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Contact Information:
(302) 737-4343
$25 Chamber Members
$50 Chamber Non-members
$10 Chamber Ambassadors
$0 EEC Incubator Members
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