Dragon’s Den
In groups, you are going
to design an innovative
product that you think
will make money.You
are going to pitch your
produc...
 a poster containing information
and a drawing about your
product
 a written sales pitch
 Download theWord document called ‘Plan
your Pitch’ and fill in the worksheet.
 Once you have all the facts to hand, you...
1. Rhetorical Questions
2. Hyperbole
3. Parallelism
4. Alliteration
5. Simile and Metaphor
 Rhetorical questions are asked for effect and
do not require an answer. Let’s say you are
selling car paint.
Do you want...
 You are selling bug spray.
Hyperbole is over exaggeration.
It’s the deadliest gun in the world.
 Parallelism is the repetition of words or
phrases that have similar structures.
 The biggest, the best and the brightes...
 Best
 Boxer
 World Beating
 Brutal
 Bang
 Better
 Blow
 Beat
 Brute force
 Burly
 Beefy
 Bright
You are selli...
 Similes compare two dissimilar objects, in
order to suggest an unexpected likeness
between the two.
 Similes can often ...
Dissimilar Subjects
 Blanket/Snow
 Are linked together by
‘like’:The snow lay like a
blanket over the ground.
 Think of all the great things it could do for the
consumer. Is it like:
 A helping hand
 Having a bodyguard to keep yo...
 Metaphors are easy: they work in exactly the
same way as similes, but they don’t use the
words ‘like’ or ‘as’.You say th...
 A petrol company
wanted to say their
petrol was so powerful
that your car would be
as strong, fast and
powerful as a tig...
1. Rhetorical Questions
2. Hyperbole
3. Parallelism
4. Alliteration
5. Simile and Metaphor
 Ready toWrite the
Best Sales Pitch in the
World?
Great! Get Cracking.
 Not Ready to Write
your Sales Pitch?
 Check out...
Click on the BBC Presentation Skill
activity on Moodle for tips on a
professional delivery.
Dragons Den & rhetoric
Dragons Den & rhetoric
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Dragons Den & rhetoric

  1. 1. Dragon’s Den
  2. 2. In groups, you are going to design an innovative product that you think will make money.You are going to pitch your product to the Dragons.You will use persuasive techniques so that they will invest in you and your product.
  3. 3.  a poster containing information and a drawing about your product  a written sales pitch
  4. 4.  Download theWord document called ‘Plan your Pitch’ and fill in the worksheet.  Once you have all the facts to hand, you can work on your poster and written pitch.
  5. 5. 1. Rhetorical Questions 2. Hyperbole 3. Parallelism 4. Alliteration 5. Simile and Metaphor
  6. 6.  Rhetorical questions are asked for effect and do not require an answer. Let’s say you are selling car paint. Do you want your car to look like a rust heap?
  7. 7.  You are selling bug spray.
  8. 8. Hyperbole is over exaggeration. It’s the deadliest gun in the world.
  9. 9.  Parallelism is the repetition of words or phrases that have similar structures.  The biggest, the best and the brightest.  The repetition of the same first letter is called ‘alliteration’ and it is often used with parallelism.
  10. 10.  Best  Boxer  World Beating  Brutal  Bang  Better  Blow  Beat  Brute force  Burly  Beefy  Bright You are selling boxing gloves
  11. 11.  Similes compare two dissimilar objects, in order to suggest an unexpected likeness between the two.  Similes can often be distinguished by the presence of one of two code words: “like” and “as.”
  12. 12. Dissimilar Subjects  Blanket/Snow  Are linked together by ‘like’:The snow lay like a blanket over the ground.
  13. 13.  Think of all the great things it could do for the consumer. Is it like:  A helping hand  Having a bodyguard to keep you safe  Something that will crush any opposition  A powerful animal  A terrific weapon
  14. 14.  Metaphors are easy: they work in exactly the same way as similes, but they don’t use the words ‘like’ or ‘as’.You say that X isY.  The snow is a blanket on the earth.  His punch is a lightening bolt.
  15. 15.  A petrol company wanted to say their petrol was so powerful that your car would be as strong, fast and powerful as a tiger if you bought their product.Their slogan is a metaphor.
  16. 16. 1. Rhetorical Questions 2. Hyperbole 3. Parallelism 4. Alliteration 5. Simile and Metaphor
  17. 17.  Ready toWrite the Best Sales Pitch in the World? Great! Get Cracking.  Not Ready to Write your Sales Pitch?  Check out the link to ‘Looking at Advertising’ on your Moodle page.
  18. 18. Click on the BBC Presentation Skill activity on Moodle for tips on a professional delivery.

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