Stanford Impact Lab pitch training
Stanford Impact Lab
Stanford University’s Impact Lab partners with Spitfire Strategies Learning team to help prepare their scholars to present, pitch and promote their innovative solutions to funders, policymakers and peer organizations. The Impact Lab works with some of the brightest and creative scholars at Stanford to connect their academic research with people and organizations that will benefit from these ideas and proposals. Spitfire worked with each of the scholars to translate their presentations from the classroom to the boardroom. We worked with each scholar to better understand their proposals and to replace jargon and academic language with engaging visions and actionable ‘asks’ for their audiences. After an overview webinar of presentation best practices, Spitfire coaches held one-on-one sessions to design their deck and then a follow up session to test their pitches. Many participants noted this was a transformative training for their work and plan on using these best practices going forward. Nice to experience true continuing education.