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Webinar: The art of pitching

We’re given few opportunities to be heard, and even less time. Whether it be during coffee breaks, interviews, comments during a conference session, presentation slots, or passing someone on the street – we need to be prepared to give a succinct, compelling and convincing elevator pitch. If you can’t make your point in 2 minutes or less, you’re likely to lose these fleeting moments. 

The purpose of pitching is to refine the way in which we present our ideas in ways that are specific for an intended audience to maximize positive results – whether it be funding for a business proposal, a successful interview, or capturing a politician’s interest. 
During this webinar we will cover the basics of "pitching". We will focus on the art of framing your point or message for different missions, audiences and outcomes. The skills taught in this webinar will be built upon and put into practice during the Pitching Masterclass on December 5th in Lima, Peru.

About the Trainers:

Dr. Andy Jarvis is the Leader of the Decision and Policy Analysis Program in the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and is a Theme Leader for the Research Program for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). He is based in Cali, Colombia. Dr. Jarvis' research focuses on the use of spatial analysis and environmental modeling to address agricultural biodiversity, adaptation to climate change, and maintenance of ecosystem services.
Juliet Braslow is the Program Coordinator of the Soils Research Area at the International Center for Tropical Research (CIAT) based in Nairobi, Kenya. Previously, Juliet worked with farmers and ranchers, helping create farm and ranch diversification programs, and connecting stakeholders to promote agricultural growth. In July, Juliet was one of the pitchers in the Dragon's Den session on influencing policy in Nairobi. 
Abby Waldorf is the Communications and Engagement officer for the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems. She has a particular interest in communicating for policy impact and research uptake and recently ran a Dragon's Den event in Nairobi on policy pitching. 



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