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Public Speaking is a skill that needs creativity, repetition and questioning. Pitch Cards provides all that with fun on top!
Public Speaking is a skill that needs creativity, repetition and questioning. Pitch Cards provides all that with fun on top!
Public Speaking is a skill that needs creativity, repetition and questioning. Pitch Cards provides all that with fun on top!
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Pitch cards is a game.

Wait no, Pitch Cards is a serious game.

Wait, more precisely, Pitch Cards is a seriously fun game that will teach you something.

Ok that’s more accurate.

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We created Pitch Cards with a sole purpose in mind: helping people share their ideas by improving their public speaking skills

We decided to offer a new, fun, adaptable way to become amazing speakers.

Why such a project?

For some reasons developed further down summed up in this quote:

“There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.” –Dale Carnegie

Pitch Cards the Game:

The game part of our product is designed to be played from 2 to 100 people. You’ll have to create teams and nominate a facilitator (over 40 persons, 2 facilitators are needed).  

The main goal is to work on your public speaking skills without pitching your real project or career. This will force you to try new things and go out of your comfort zone.

The biggest side effect is that it’s tremendously fun. Imagine yourself pitching a mobile app for unicorns that will help them tend their cactuses. Or a B2C product that will make Alfred Hitchcock fans able to tame their kraken while watching their favorite movies…

 

Pitch Card the method:  

Work long enough in any field and you’ll see that some questions keep coming back. It is the same for pitch training. We designed our method kit to offer the most useful questions possible.   

We divided these questions into 4 categories:

·         Pitch craft: These questions will transform your good pitch into a great one

·         Stage craft: Being on stage is tough you’ll do better with these cards

·         Performance: From a talk to THE talk everybody remembers…

·         Structure: Here are the questions that will help you structure your ideas

 You can use this game on several occasions:

  • Pitch training: use the method deck to improve your pitch
  • Creativity workshops: use the game deck to ignite creative sparks into your attendees’ mind
  • Ice breaking games:  Use the game deck to create a fun first shared experience
  • Evening with friends: Use the game deck (and be careful not to spill your drink on it) and help your friends get better at pitching with the help of the method deck.   

On the other side, the questions are meant to be used on several format of speech: elevator pitch, investor pitch, Talks, conferences…

You can use them by picking questions in a random fashion while preparing or rehearshing your performance. That will help you focus on the most essential parts of your pitch.

 

Our history:  

2 years ago, Will had an mvp designed for pitch training while organizing a startup weekend. It was ugly, but it was a hit. When we say ugly... check the evolution of the "pizza" card.

The Startup Weekend team had dozens of attendees having fun at the same time, the game was easy to use, easy to adapt to new audiences or needs. After a while, the game travelled a bit: to other organizing teams, to professional facilitators, creativity consultants and teachers. Every time, the game worked. Every time people were having fun pitching and were learning new things on themselves, on pitching ideas and on adapting a speech on the fly.   

In a French accelerator called Startup Palace
In a French accelerator called Startup Palace

  

During Startup Weekend Starsbourg
During Startup Weekend Starsbourg

While testing the game, Will worked on himself to be able to go further and to coach speakers. He read, practiced, tested, spoke in public at every occasion possible. For 2 years Will became a pitching machine and a mentor for several events. Up to the point of making coaching speakers his line of work.  

With Camille’s help, he managed to use all the knowledge acquired to create a method around the game that will structure the game experience. Every experience can be used on other fields. Remember the idea that a smart person used her experience to gain knowledge while a wise one uses other’s experience? We’ve gone a step further: the wisest use fun experiences to learn.

Imagine that, you’re playing a nice game with colleagues and friends and you get to get better at pitching ideas, speaking in public… #doublewin

Imagine how things could turn differently for you if you have the ability to speak eloquently in public? On the opposite, do you imagine Steve Jobs without his public speaking skills? What about Martin Luther King Jr? Without their public speaking skills, where would be their vision, their ideas?

That is why we want you to be a better speaker, we believe in your ideas.

We carefully clarified each card with a unique illustration created solely for the needs of the game.

We chose patiently and tested each question to be sure that they were spot on.

We crafted a serious game that will have its place on your desk, in your backpack and on your coffee table with friends.

We managed to create something useful, fun and beautiful.

We’ve done that for you, for your ideas and in some dimensions, for the world. We are sure that you have a wonderful idea somewhere in your mind. This game will help you get it out, this game will help you change your world, hell, maybe even change the whole world.

We won’t say that we want to make the world a better place, it's too much of a cliché. We’ll say that we want you to make the world a better place and we want to help you.

 

You have now the opportunity to use this method to reach your goals, promote your ideas and become a better speaker.

You have the opportunity to promote a new way of learning and practicing public speaking.

You have the opportunity to use it in your daily life.

The choice is yours.

We believe in you.

 

Nice Stretch goals isn't it?
Nice Stretch goals isn't it?

   

 

How will we use the money from the campaign?

First of all, even if the design is quite advanced, we’d like to improve it a bit further. That will cost time and money to have a new prototype designed.

Of course, we’ll use it on creating and shipping the rewards to our backers. It’s the biggest sum so far.

As we are optimistic people, we have prepared a pitcture to sum up our strech goals, as you see the first one is quite essential!

Finally, we’ll use that to create an online pitching academy for you guys. Of course, depending on the sum raised, we’ll have to prioritize with the stretch goals, the drinking game being a top priority, we’ll have to test it beforehand! ^^

 

 

Risks and challenges

What are your challenges?

First challenge: meeting our goals, in terms of finances, but also in terms of quality of design, of printing and of training.

Second Challenge: ship our product the quickest way possible without losing quality in the process. Ideally you will receive the delivery before summer.

We’ll also need to create a great training to help people facilitate this game. Even if it’s really easy to use, we’d like to offer our backer the best experience possible.

Finally, we’ll have to be sure that Camille’s creativity and Will’s tendency for modelization don’t collide in a new product along the way.

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