It all comes down to the pitch.
At RISE on April 10, 2014, you will have the opportunity to personally present your research. Attendees will visit you at your poster where you will have just 3-5 minutes to describe your research to them and to convince them of its validity. We call this the RISE Pitch. After completing pitch training, you will have mastered the techniques required to present a convincing and engaging pitch that is sure to capture interest.
The Center for Research Innovation will be hosting a series of pitch training sessions to help you plan, practice, and perfect your pitch - Hitting Your Target with Stuart Paap.
Pitch Fundamentals with Stuart Paap
Thursday, March 13, 2014 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
- 6:00-7:30 – Fundamentals of a Pitch
- 7:30-8:00 – Q and A
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 6:00pm – 8:00pm
- Presenters have a chance to practice pitching to mentors, faculty, etc.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 6:00pm – 8:00pm
- Presenters record/upload video to MyRISE for Judges’ review
About Stuart Paap
A professional public speaker for over a decade, Stuart Paap teaches the principles of effective communication to professionals and entrepreneurs. He has given workshops at the Enterprise Center, Bentley University, the New England School of Art and Design, and for many privately held businesses and non-profits, including marketing, law and technology firms. He’s hosted a pilot for MTV, been a finalist in Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots and once performed for 2,000 people in what was the best and then worst night of his life. He is passionate about helping smart people with big ideas make a powerful impact. In this workshop, the focus will be to help startups perfect their pitch.