Do you struggle or ramble when you talk about your work?
Do you not have a clear idea what your major selling points are?
Do you shy away from pitching yourself or your work?
PACK A VERBAL TOOLKIT
(FOR ANY ROOM)
SPEAK WITH CONFIDENCE
(ABOUT YOUR WORK)
KNOW HOW TO READ YOUR AUDIENCE
HOW DOES IT WORK?
1. Instant access to written course content.
2. Homework, designed to help you take any project and develop it into a pitch.
3. A repeatable formula to make the process work for all your projects.
4. Four pre-recorded live Q&A sessions with live reviews of real pitch concepts from students.
THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF...
1. You want to talk confidently about what you do wherever you are and whoever you’re with.
2. You want to negotiate good pricing for your work.
3. You deal with social anxiety for those critical live networking events
4. You want to network effectively, and without anxiety.
5. No matter where you are in your project from the idea stage to full on launch prep, the active Slack group will boost you to get to you the finish line.
What Is A Pitch? How Do I Put One Together?
Find out what a good pitch should sound, read, or look like. We pitch in multiple mediums and this lesson will cover all of them.
Where Do I Pitch?
Spoiler: everywhere all the time. But specifically, Mallory will cover how to network, how to find possible homes for your project, how to decide if you need assistance from an agency, and how to decide if an interested company is right for your project.
How Do I Pitch?
Includes how to talk about your project in person and online or in email, pitch etiquette, how to win over your audience, and an email template.
How Do You Know When You’re Ready To Pitch?
Know when you’ve got your pitch locked. Includes editorial direction, market research, pitch checklist and project development.
What Do I Do Now?
You don’t pitch and run, there’s a post pitch procedure. This includes follow up etiquette, how to go forward with a successful pitch, when to change your pitch and how to keep your momentum going.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Is this course good for (designers, authors, doll makers, contract killers)?
Yes, The Art of the Pitch applies to every kind of creative. If you make things, then you need to learn how to pitch them to the right people — whether that’s your boss, your fans, agents, publishers, investors, etc.
Ok, maybe if you are a contract killer, it’s better not to talk about your work too much…email us, we’ll give you a discount.
Q: How long will I have to see the material? Is there a time limit?
You have forever access. The whole point of this project is to get artists the knowledge they need. We’re not going to take it away!
Q: Hm, I really wanted to be a part of the live Q+A sessions.
Well, you have access to the Q+A hosts (Lauren and Mallory) AND all the participants in the FB group.
You also have access to the Q+A videos, yours to watch anytime.
And if/when we offer a live version again, everyone who has ever signed up for the course will be welcome to join the live sessions.
Q: Can you work at your own pace?
Absolutely. If you need a little encouragement we recommend getting a small group inside the FB group to get through the material together.
Q: I’m a struggling artist, paying for classes feels like a lot for me to afford.
We get it, and it’s the “struggling artist” that we make our courses for! The truth is that any amount of money will make it hard for some people to join.
That’s why we give every student a way to offset the cost with a personal affiliate link. For every person that signs up, you get money back. And we don’t cap it. So not only can you get your course for free, you can actually make money on top.
If you have a question that wasn’t answered here, ask us by emailing email@example.com and we’ll answer (and probably add it to this FAQ)
Mallory O’Meara is an author, screenwriter and producer for Dark Dunes Productions. Along with freelance screenwriting and film projects, her latest production is the Dark Dunes feature film Yamasong: March of the Hollows. Mallory is also developing a new puppet feature film with Dark Dunes.
Whether it’s for the screen or the page, Mallory seeks creative projects imbued with the weird; horror and monsters are her passion.
Mallory hosts the podcast Reading Glasses alongside filmmaker and actress Brea Grant. The weekly show is hosted by Maximum Fun and focuses on book culture and reader life. Along with Brea Grant, Mallory is a regular columnist at Apex Magazine.
Her first book, The Lady From The Black Lagoon, the chronicle of Mallory’s search for and a biography of Milicent Patrick, is being published by Hanover Square Press in Hardcover, release date March 5, 2019. Mallory is represented by Brady McReynolds at JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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