2019 Pitch it Clever

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PRODUCING AND CREATING YOUR VIDEO

You can produce your own video (see the Thinkable guide for some help) or you can engage your university media units to help in producing your video. Watch some of the entries from the previous competition for some inspiration. 


I NEED HELP PREPARING MY PITCH!

Here are some helpful guidelines on the content of your pitch.

  • Engage your audience – perhaps start with a question, or a statement on a problem that your audience will understand and - can relate to.
  • Start at the end. What problem will you address? What product will you create? What mystery will you solve?
  • Briefly – and without jargon – explain how you are approaching the problem.
  • Point out what makes your work unique.
  • Tell them what you need from them. Are you looking for funding support/access to expertise?
  • Practice – don’t use notes


And then remember all these C’s

  • Concise
  • Clear
  • Compelling
  • Credible
  • Conceptual
  • Concrete
  • Customized
  • Consistent
  • Conversational


You can read more about science–specific pitches here:

http://thepostdocway.com/content/elevator-pitches-scientists-what-when-where-and-how

http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038/nj7435-137a


UPLOADING YOUR VIDEO


Embedding your video is the only way to present your video in the competition (ie Thinkable doesn't host the video itself). That means you need to upload your video to other sites like Youtube, Vimeo or Google Drive - then follow their instructions to copy the embedding code into the application when it asks you.

Youtube is free and far and away the easiest option for you.

For Youtube - here is an explanation to find the code you need to embed in your application

For Vimeo - here is the help guide to find the code you need to embed

For Google Drive - here is a help guide.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Mr John Nicholls

Universities Australia

events@universitiesaustralia.edu.au

 Funding Available

$4,500

Host

Universities Australia is the peak body representing Australia's universities