120-second pitch

The Green Challenge Student Conference is an obvious opportunity for you, to get started with testing your presentation techniques. Thomas Scott Lund from Quercus gave the most important tips and tricks to potential Green Challenge participants, at a lunch talk at DTU. 
It's scientifically proven, that people who are good communicators, have increased chances of getting a job when they graduate. So you should just get started practicing presenting and communicating to ready your communication skills.

When you participate in the Green Challenge Student Conference, you will have 120-seconds to present your project. It may not sound like much, but it is achievable, if you are aware of how to use your seconds. 

What's in it for me?
Try to put yourself in the listeners place. How do they benefit from hearing your presentation? Is there something they can use? Avoid too much introducing talk about who you are, try to take the receivers perspective and describe what he/she can gain from your project or idea.

Keep it simple - less is more
Avoid too complicated messages. Bring out the main points, to make it perfectly clear what your message is. 

Clinton rule

Tell people what you are going to tell them. Tell them. Then tell them what you just told them.

Be precise and clear
Avoid unclear graphs, messy tables and pictures in low resolution. It is noisy and unprofessional, if you make a presentation where the elements are hard to decipher for the receiver. 

How is your street credibility?
It's not only what you say, but also how you present yourself that counts. Make sure you show your personal commitment. Try and make eye contact with the people listening. Speak clearly. Think about how you stand when you make your presentation.

Practice - speak to a chair
Practice makes perfect. As everything else in life, a good presentation is about having a routine, which makes it possible to talk freely without constantly thinking about what you say. Practice as much as possible. Speak to a mirror, a chair, your dog, cat or hamster.



Download the powerpoint with tips, tricks and guides for good presentation techniques, and putting together a convincing
120-second presentation.

25 JANUARY 2020