Panther Pitch Competition
The Panther Pitch and Sponsor Showcase is designed as a ‘warm-up’ event on Wednesday, September 30th, for competitors and sponsors of the Panther Sales Tournament.
PANTHER PITCH: A 60-second elevator pitch plus a 3 minute feedback session. You will present your pitch to a panel of judges who will score you and provide feedback. The top 3 competitors will be awarded a prize during our awards ceremony!
SPONSOR SHOWCASE & NETWORKING: Virtual Career Fair on October 13th at 4pm and October 14th at 6:00pm.
The 1 minute Panther Pitch
An elevator pitch is a clear, brief message or “commercial” about the Competitor. It communicates who the student is, what the student looking for and how the student can add value to a company or organization. It’s typically about one minute which is the time it takes people to ride from the top to the bottom of a building in an elevator.
During this event, Competitors will use a pitch to introduce themselves to companies representing a variety of industries. This elevator pitch should be no longer than 1 minute.
PST Sponsor Role During the Panther Pitch
For the first minute, allow the Competitor to present their elevator pitch. DO NOT SPEAK.
For the next 3 minutes, provide encouraging words and highlight what you thought the Competitor did well during the elevator pitch.
Provide feedback and suggestions on how the Competitor could improve his or her delivery and content for an elevator pitch. Use the following criteria as a checklist:
Professional appearance and presentation
Attitude and genuine enthusiasm
Eye contact and appropriate body movements
Creatively connected and gained attention
Well-thought out and prepared
Relevant illustrations and examples of competencies and skills
Accomplishments with solid results
Made a call to action & established a next step