Pitch for Any Occasion


Boston University Medical Campus
Crosstown Center 2128, 801 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
United States

Monday, 3 June 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

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A great pitch hooks your audience and keeps them engaged throughout. This does not happen by accident. Experienced speakers prepare, in large part, by researching their audience and crafting the pitch with the end goal in mind.

In this workshop, participants will collaborate in small groups to craft a 5-slide pitch deck with an audience and goal we provide. After applying the pitch design principles, participants will craft a pitch about their own work.


Who should attend:

Scientists and engineers communicating science for a range of reasons (fundraising, establishing new collaborations, promotion, education, etc.)

Please note, this workshop is for B-BIC or Harvard Catalyst members only. If you are unsure if you qualify as a B-BIC or Harvard Catalyst member, please contact learning@b-bic.org before registering.

About the instructor: Cheryl Vaughan, Ph.D, Ed.M.

Cheryl is the Managing Director of B-BIC Learning and Development Programs and a trained ITC facilitator. Cheryl served as a Lecturer in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, and spent 6 years at Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education as the Program Director for the Master’s degree in Biotechnology. She transformed the program into a selective, cross-training curriculum for professional scientists by identifying and addressing gaps in technical and adaptive skill sets. Cheryl went on to earn her Master's in Education at Harvard where she focused on adult development and cognition. Her current work at the B-BIC Skills Development Center is focused on the creation of open access learning opportunities for the academic research community.