Pitch Yourself and Your Science at #PlantBio17

Your “elevator pitch” is how you present yourself in an intriguing, attention-grabbing and articulate way.

When someone asks you about yourself or your work, being prepared with your “pitch” immediately catches their interest and opens the conversation so you can provide more detail.

Developing and refining your pitch is more difficult than it sounds, which is why there are so many books on the topic!  

Have no fear, you can practice your pitch at #PlantBio17 – and create your own 90-second video with a professional videographer for free!

Here’s how:

 1. Record your pitch with our videographer

Visit our videographer and have your 90-second pitch recorded for free. Videos will be recorded on a first-come-first-served basis in room 319B at the following times throughout the meeting:

  • Saturday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Monday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bring your colleagues if you want some immediate feedback as you’re recording.

2. Post your video on Plantae and on other social channels

Once you have your video link add it to your profile on Plantae.  Others who may not be able to attend in person can see the results. Who knows, your pitch might actually lead immediately to the result you’re looking for…

3. Pitch Your Science video contest

Pitch your science videos recorded at the meeting will be posted on the Plantae YouTube channel and in Plantae.

Community members who are not onsite at #plantbio17 can also participate by creating a 90-second video, uploading it to YouTube, and tagging it with #pbpitchsci and #plantbio17 no later than Monday, June 26th at 1 PM EST (7 AM HST).

The best video pitch will win a prize at the at the town hall meeting on Tuesday, June 27th. View/download the contest flyer for more info!

Need ideas? Check out the winners from last year.



See you there — look out for more tips in the posts to follow!

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