Today is the day that we get to present our wonderful creations! I know that you have planned and prepared everything that you would pitch. Today we are going to focus on how we present our ideas; much like many of our past presentations there are things we must include and ways in which we must act.
For your first task today I would like you to watch the 2 videos below. Whilst watching the first video I would like you to think about why the pitch was unsuccessful. Would you like to buy this product why? what did the person pitching it do that made it a negative experience? Were they welcoming and informative etc? Do you think they were clear? Write down a few sentences as to why this could be considered a bad pitch.
For the second video I would like you to focus on the positives. Would you like to buy this product why? what did the person pitching it do that made it a positive experience? Were they welcoming and informative etc? Do you think they were clear? Write down a few sentences as to why this was a good pitch.
After watching such videos, you should now understand why your attitude and demeanor is an important part of your pitch. I would like you to plan how you are going to sell your item to use teachers (think of us as the dragons).
When presenting, you will need to:
- Introduce your product – is there a story behind the name? A personal reason you chose such baked good? Do you have pleasant childhood memories of this food? Is it your grandma’s secret recipe? This is the chance to hook the dragon in, make it interesting and personal.
- Who is the target audience? What places would sell your product? Is it expensive and best suited for afternoon tea in Harrods or are you making your product cheap so that mom’s can buy one for all of their children as a treat on the way home?
- What makes your product unique? Explain why your product is different to any others on the market? How is it different to the cakes in greggs? Is it vegan? Is it designed for babies with no teeth or grannys who have lost their false teeth? Is the packaging different? Are all ingredients fairtrade and free range? Does a percentage of the profits go to cocoa farmers? This is where you need to think outside the box! Remember, there are 90 of you in year 6, why should I buy your product and not one that is 50p cheaper?
You will need to now present your pitch and your product. For those of you who are in school, we will film it.
For those of you at home, I would like you to film yourself presenting your work. Follow the three points in task 2 and talk to the camera as if it were the dragon. Your teacher will be seeing this after all! You really need to persuade them that your product is the best!
Please send in your video via we transfer. It is incredibly simple and is the most effective way of ensuring that no video is too large. You can download the app or use the website.
You must send the video to firstname.lastname@example.org
When sending your pitch, please ensure that you write your name and your class in the message box. EXAMPLE: Miss Vega – 6W
If you do not write this in the message box your video may not be seen by the correct teacher.
We would love to see your pitches and create class videos, but we can only do this if you submit your work. If there are any issues and you cannot send a video, please speak to us!