Speaking for Business: Elevator Speeches and Investor Pitches

Expressive Elocution, a professional development firm,  is offering six 90-minute workshop sessions to learn how to vocally explore and express themselves with confidence in business situations.  Working with elevator speeches and investor pitches, sessions focus on theatrical voice, diction and dialect exercises for both listening skills and vocal production helping students to control and maximize specific aspects of their speech such as volume, speed and articulation. Physical awareness, breath control, stage fright, maintaining focus and engaging an audience will also be explored.  Video is used to assess student progress.  Expressive Elocution gives students the tools to be heard, to be understood and to be confident. 

Program breakdown 

Prior to session 1: Participants will create a 45 second personal statement and 2-3 minute pitch.

Session 1: Initial taping and introduction.

Sessions 2-4: Improvisational acting/voice workshops (including choral and individual speaking) to learn techniques for performance creativity, vocal control and anxiety reduction. Each student will receive a copy of the EE Articulation Guide. 

Session 5: Rehearsal/Performance – second taping.

Session 6: Comparative analysis of tapes 1 and 2 with supplied rubrics. 

The class will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm for three weeks (6 sessions), on the following dates: 7/30, 8/2, 8/6, 8/9, 8/13, 8/16

This pilot class is offered free to incubator member companies and staff. Seating is limited and it is on a first come (register) first serve basis. If you can commit to all six sessions, please sign up by using the following form (enter PitchPerfect as the class name):