Personal Pitching: Selling Your Research and Expertise
It’s not good enough to be good – people need to know about it!
Using your research as a starting point, we will hone a series of short pitches (oral, written, virtual communication methods) with the aim of getting people to the stage of wanting to know more about you. This half day course will also look at networking tips to allow for pitches to happen. There will be practice and peer feedback. Participants will set up a communication (personal marketing) plan and actions to be undertaken whilst thinking of the “brand” they want to portray. Challenges will be personal but may include creating/updating academic social media, websites, blogs or outreach activities.
- To understand that getting your message out there is essential to career progression
- To recognise that every time you communicate is an opportunity
- To craft short pitches
- To develop a personal communication plan