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Getting Pitch Perfect – Session #1


Wed 10th June 2020, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM


A great idea isnt just words on a page.

In todays competitive funding landscape,developing the skill to communicate complex ideas tonon-specialist grant reviewers, from government to industry,has never been moreimportant.

The process of distilling the essence of a complex research grant proposal into a short, plain English pitch can help researchers identify andamplify keymessages they want reviewersto remember, notjust understand.

Getting Pitch Perfectis a series of onlinesessionsdelivered by the Research Development Program wherethe art ofthepitchwill be showcased anddissected. In each GettingPitchPerfectsession you willsee a live pitch typically motivatedaroundafunding opportunity,watch thedeliberationsand the presentation of feedbackto the pitcherby an expert assessment panel,and get theopportunitytoprovide your own interactive feedback to the pitcher.By participating in thesesessions,you willbe inspired,build an appreciation of what makes a great pitch,discover new skills, techniques and what to avoidin your own pitch

This is the registration page for Getting Pitch Perfect session #1:10 June, 12:30-2pm

The pitch

The session features apitch byDr Lucy Bryant.Based in the Graduate School of Health in the Faculty of Health, Lucy is aLecturer in Speech Pathologyand alsoacertified practicing speech pathologist. In her pitch Lucy will mount her case for a nationally competitive ARC research fellowship, with a project that will investigate the co-design and use of immersive virtual reality environments to promote communication access and participation for people with a range of communication disabilities.


An interdisciplinary panel ofUTS academic and professional staffhas been assembled to deconstruct this pitch. The panel hasbroad expertisein speech pathology, clinical psychology, virtual and augmented reality technologies,and media and communications.

The session will be interactive, too. As a participant, youll get to evaluate the pitch usinglive pollingand engage in Q&A with Lucyand the panel.

All UTSresearchers, particularly ECRs, areencouraged to attend what is sure to be an entertaining and informative session.





Wed 10th June 2020, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM