All about the Pitch

Students develop and give a 20-minute “business pitch” in front of a group of imaginary investors . As part of the presentation, each group provides the PDF/brochure that lays out their points for the rest of the class. Every member of the group is expected to make a contribution on the day of the presentation, though students are welcome to divide the the work and take on certain roles related to the verbal pitch or the PDF materials.

This is a persuasive presentation; students must consider audience and make arguments to demonstrate how and why their ideas deserve attention and resources.

Courses: Composition, Writing II

Author: Inma Zanoguera, English, The Graduate Center CUNY