Our PITCH preparation process allows our semi-finalists to take part in unique presentation workshops and one-on-one meetings with industry leaders. Our goal is to help them prepare for the semifinal event which includes a live presentation in front of an audience of investors and c-level professionals from the industry. Those selected will then receive additional workshops and personal guidance in preparation for their "PITCH perfect" moment at the finals in October.
The guidance process will be led by Barry Katz Ltd. The company was founded in 2001, and its team of experienced trainers has been selected for the third consecutive year to support the presenters in designing and delivering their best pitch. The trainers selected to work on "The pitch" are seasoned experts who have coached thousands of presenters, entrepreneurs and keynote speakers in global environments, competitions and roadshows. They focus is placed on helping presenters identify and clarify a concise, clear message and then deliver it in a powerful and compelling style.
The Barry Katz team believe that NO ONE WILL RECOGNIZE A GOOD IDEA UNLESS IT IS WELL PRESENTED. Great ideas do not sale themselves. The presenter has to pitch an idea in a way that instantly grabs and keeps audiences attention. This can be best achieved with an authentic and unique style, with a simple easy to understand, clear and credible value statement.
"It’s All about People" is Barry Katz Ltd's motto because they believe it’s people who make an organization fail or succeed. Their mission is their passion, to help people communicate their ideas, knowledge and feelings better so they get better results.
Barry Katz believes the objective of communication is to create a shared understanding between speaker and listener. Successful communication is a solid foundation for any and every relationship.
Barry has over 30,000 hours of teaching, speaking and listening to thousands of people all over the world, including coaching TED and TEDx speakers, working with CEO’s and senior managers in some of the biggest global companies. After 23 years of coaching and training he is still fascinated with every new opportunity to help people communicate.