Pitching the American Way

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Join Guillaume Wiatr from Metahelm and the French-American Chamber of Commerce, Pacific Northwest Chapter for a workshop on public speaking! The workshop is designed for business professionals who need to successfully deliver a pitch to an American audience. During this workshop, you will boost your presentation skills in English with an expert who has been in your shoes for over a decade.

Whether you need to present a company, a product, a startup, a concept, or just yourself, we will discuss the basics of pitching and the specifics of doing it with an American audience. It is not required to come with a presentation that you are working on, but if you have one that you are ready to share as an example, let’s do it. We’ll give you tools you can take away and do some in-class practice.

Here’s what we’ll plan to cover:

• Using your intercultural differences as an edge
• Storytelling elements of a compelling pitch
• How to build trust
• Knowing your audience in and out
• Delivery techniques to connect
• Language, cultural and presenting differences

Who should take this class? This workshop is for international business professionals who need to successfully deliver a pitch to an American audience.

About Guillaume Wiatr:
Guillaume Wiatr is the principal and visual strategist for MetaHelm LLC, a consulting and coaching firm he founded in 2016 to help business leaders maximize their chances of success when they prepare for high-stakes presentations. He has been a judge and a coach at the UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition for 10 years, and a strategic adviser to senior executives at L’Oréal, Alaska Airlines, Microsoft, AIG, The Gates Foundation, as well as the American and French government. 

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