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Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch, elevator speech, or elevator statement is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a person, profession, product, service, organization or event and its value proposition. The name “elevator pitch” reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span . . . Read more

Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland.  The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students’ capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. One particularity of this . . . Read more

TED talk

Inspiring speakers are chosen to talk in front of an audience for 5 to 18 minutes. Videos are shot and broadcasted on the TED website. TED talk are typically crowd-translated via the Open Translation Project with subtitles added to promote knowledge sharing. The format comes originally from TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), a global set . . . Read more

Polar Bear Pitchfest

Startups pitching from a hole cut through the ice. The start-ups get to pitch as long as they can in freezing cold water while they are being filmed and broadcast via social media to the widest audiences all over the world. Winter swimming or ice swimming is practiced by about . . . Read more

Pitching (Hackathon)

In the Hackathon pitching phase, you invite participants to stand up at their tables one by one and share their idea with the room. Remind them that the purpose is to introduce their idea so that they can attract other people to work on their idea with them (hence, the . . . Read more

Pecha Kucha

PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha is a presentation methodology in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKuchaNights (PKNs) or . . . Read more

Lightning Talk

A Lightning talk is a short presentation given at a conference or similar forum. Unlike other presentations, lightning talks last only a few minutes and several will usually be delivered in a single period by different speakers. Related: Pecha Kucha, Ignite, TED Talk, Wiki Stage

Detroit SOUP (Sunday SOUP)

Micro granting dinner playding creative projects. Detroit SOUP is a monthly dinner that provides micro-playds for creative projects in Detroit. For $5, attendees receive “soup, salad and a vote,” as they put it. During the dinner, four entrepreneurs have 4 minutes each to pitch a business idea that would benefit . . . Read more