Inspired by alum who wish they had more experience in public speaking while on the hill, Pre-Business decided to host a workshop. Professor Pat Bizzell of the English Department, who specializes in rhetoric, was happy to work with the Pre-Business students. In the interest of time, we asked students to rsvp with either a product or personal pitch already prepared. After a short intro regarding style, arrangement and delivery, Prof. Bizzell gave the students time to apply these techniques to the pitches they brought to the workshop.
We set up the video camera and one by one the students stood in front of the room to deliver their pitch. Rather than show the footage in front of the group, it was emailed to each student to watch themselves on their own time. This would bring Prof. Bizzell’s constructive criticism to the next level!
Do you have a personal or product pitch? Keep an eye out for our next public speaking workshop!
Associate Director, Entrepreneurial Studies