Pitching Your Product Workshop

Plus 1:1 mentoring support package

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At this interactive, half day workshop Enabling Innovation and business development specialists, Ian Abbott and Liz Bolt will take you through some easy to apply ideas on how to be much more effective in getting your proposition over to the key people.

  • From: Thursday 4 May 2017, 9 am
  • To: Thursday 4 May 2017, 2 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theater 8, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

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Event details

Pitching Your Product Workshop – plus 1:1 mentoring support package

4 May 2017, 9am – 2pm (lunch included)
Nottingham City Centre campus

Create your perfect pitch and learn how to ensure that buyers are interested in your product.

Have you got a product or service to sell and want to talk to some buyers? Then you need to work on your story and your approach.

At this interactive, half day workshop Enabling Innovation and business development specialists, Ian Abbott and Liz Bolt will take you through some easy to apply ideas on how to be much more effective in getting your proposition over to the key people.

This event will

* Explain what buyers are looking for, and how to interest them in your idea or product.
* Help you understand the best way of preparing 'the pitch' to the buyer, and the ideal content for this.
* Explain a model that you can use to create the pitch (IOCBA).
* Introduce the concept of negotiation and how the pitch fits with that.
* Run a couple of simple exercise for you to practice a pitch and to see how some of the ideas work.

Following on from the event you will receive 7 hours of 1:1 business mentoring (from Ian/Liz) or design mentoring (from Dana/Paul, our resident design advisors)
It’s up to you who you work with but spaces will be limited so it’s a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

You must sign up to the 1:1 support if you would like to attend this event – you will be asked for your option after booking online.

Due to the limited availability, businesses wanting to access this workshop and support package will need to request a place via our online booking form, a member of the Enabling Innovation team will contact you to confirm if a place is available.

More information about the mentors

Business Development Specialists

Liz Bolt has been a senior buyer for Next, Boots and ASDA and now coaches and trains selling and buying, and has worked with George Clothing, Adams, Top Shop as well as major fashion suppliers around the world. More recently Liz has been successfully helping many diverse small and start up companies sell through her own consultancy business and NTU.

Ian Abbott also worked as a senior buyer for Boots and now runs his own beauty business, has a business consultancy focussed on growth, and is a non-executive director of a software company. Ian has worked on sales and growth with companies working in very diverse sectors including Weight Watchers, Innocent Drinks and Cowshed, as well as many small businesses around Nottingham.

Design Mentors:

Dana Church has a broad career spectrum from America’s Cup yacht design to a BAFTA-nominated animated T.V. series. Fluent in both physical and digital domains, his wealth of experience covers most matters involved in the development and commercialisation of anything related to design, manufacturing, product, and marketing.

Paul Found is a designer and researcher, whose main interests are in generative design, rapid-prototyping and the link between the virtual and the actual. This includes knowledge of emerging technologies such as 3D scanning and digital manufacturing. He has over 15 years of experience designing with, and teaching, many software packages, including 3DStudioMax, SolidWorks, and Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere.

He is also a design educator, who has taught 2D and 3D digital design, and 3D animation up to undergraduate level, as well as social media in a business context to post-graduate design students.

ERDF
This event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance. In order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation Programme, which supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Enabling Innovation is a three-year collaboration between Nottingham Trent University, The University of Nottingham and the University of Derby to support SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to innovate. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Booking information

This event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance. In order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation Programme, which supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
If you would like any further information about this event before booking your place, please email us.

Location details

Room/Building:

Lecture Theater 8, Newton building, Main Entrance

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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