You have a great idea for changing the world through media!
But you need money and resources to develop it. You could go to your rich uncle or your parents for the cash and try to make it happen on your own, or you could look for someone to fund and produce your idea for you.
So you do some research, and you find the right people to make this project a reality. You contact them, tell them a little about your idea, and they like it. Just like that, you are invited to show them more. You will have only 5 minutes to pitch your idea to their development team.
This is your big moment, your chance to show your stuff, so here’s the windup...and the pitch. Here’s your assignment:
Create a PowerPoint presentation with 5 slides and a script to be delivered with each slide. [NOTE: 5 minutes of speaking is about 500 words (or 100 words or fewer per slide.)]
Slide 1: The HOOK. Tell what you are planning and why. Capture the minds and hearts of the investors with something dramatic and compelling. Preview the rest of the presentation.
Slide 2: Your first reason. Explain why they should invest in you. What is your story? Why do you want to do this project?
Slide 3: Your second reason. Explain why they should invest in the project. How is this project going to make a difference to others?
Slide 4: Your third reason. Save the best for last. Describe or show the possibilities of the project. Tell about your vision for the project and what it could do in the future.
Slide 5: The CLINCHER: End with a bang. This slide should really wow them. Review the important points of the presentation.
Choose an image, diagram, photo, drawing, or illustration for each slide. Make sure that in your script you somehow connect to that image. Well-chosen images are very important. (Since this assignment will not be formally published, you do not need to cite your image sources.)
When you think you are done, revise your slides and script to add figurative language and transitions that will keep your audience interested and oriented. Check your language for conciseness and word choices. With only five minutes, you have no time to waste.