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Chris Gilbey's "Preparation for You Selling You" component of ARTS301 course

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Storytelling you

  1. 1. ARTS301 – Spring 2013 *This presentation uses ideas presented by Steve Blank in the Lean Launch Pad program
  2. 2. • Today: – Storytelling for people pitching themselves as a product • Over the next 2 weeks: – You prepare and plan your presentation • Date of presentation: – 6th Sept 2013
  3. 3. • Each of you presents for no more than 8 minutes on You • Start: • Identify a job that is currently advertised that you would anticipate applying for when you start looking… • Your task is to pitch “You”
  4. 4. • Start with – I am…. • Then – Identify the company and job you are going for • Explain your qualifications • Demonstrate your understanding of the requirements • Discuss your experience • Explain the relevance of your degree • Be memborable…
  5. 5. • Your slides or prezi should be – Rich in visual content – pictures, charts, graphics, etc. – Low in text content • Use slides to frame an idea and add narrative • Don’t just read the text on your slide • Demonstrate that you have done your research • Use humour if appropriate • Show enthusiasm and interest in the field • Eyeball the audience
  6. 6. • What makes movies and books entertaining? • Stories have a – Beginning – Middle – End
  7. 7. • Act 1 -Hero confronts problem that initiates journey • Act 2 - Along the way the hero encounters and overcomes obstacles • Act 3 - Ultimately the hero devises a strategy, executes it and wins
  8. 8. • Try to grab the audience’s attention • Show emotion • Use body language, humor, enthusiasm to keep the audience engaged • Don’t oversell • Listen: Treat them as a part of a conversation • Allow time for questions. Answer the question you receive, not one you would like to answer.

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