Present and Pitch Like a Storyteller

with Lance Hall

Public Speaking Classes in Chicago


Class Info

Presentations and Pitches have to be interesting, they have to tell why the speaker's message is relevant, and do it immediately. They have to teach and inform clearly and directly. The best way to structure a presentation is a story.

Using story structure as our guide, you'll learn to communicate why your products or services directly benefit the audience, how your work fulfils their needs, and inspire the desired action.

What to bring

Students should have a project, product, idea, or hunch to pitch.

Course Reviews (6)
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    Melinda C.

    Left about 2 years ago

    Have you ever been stuck in a conversation with someone who seemed boring or seemed to have nothing in common with you? To alleviate the awkwardness you pull someone else in the discussion and suddenly, your conversation partner lights up, becomes fascinating and you’re wondering why he/she wasn't this interesting a few minutes before.

    In the class, we practiced introducing ourselves and our work. I walked away with a new "elevator pitch" about myself and feel as though I've become a more interesting person and have had more interesting conversations since the class.

    Lance is thoughtful, well-read, and a good teacher. I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to improve personally or professionally and avoid those awkward moments.

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    Nicholas P.

    Left almost 3 years ago

    90 minutes of on your feet practical instruction for how to structure your pitch.

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    {"commenter_avatar":"","reviewer_name":"Jim D.","created_at":"about 3 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EPresent and Pitch Like a Storyteller\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I loved the learning style, we were standing and engaged the whole time, a unique and positive class style, with measurable results at each step in the learning process. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Lisa G.","created_at":"about 3 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EPresent and Pitch Like a Storyteller\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"The Elevator Pitch class was excellent. Lance encouraged us to get creative and think through our pitch as a group. It was more workshopping than instructional, which is great, if you are open to it! Definitely give this class a try if you want to present yourself in a more effective and creative way.","teacher_response":null}

    Other Teacher Reviews (4)
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      Richard P.

      Left over 2 years ago

      This was my first Dabble class and I had a very positive experience. I thought the communication notices sent by email the day of the event were helpful reminders.

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      Susan H.

      Left almost 3 years ago

      Great presentation of the basics as a springboard into more specific how-to questions. Very clearly presented and showed me some resources I hadn't heard of before.

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      The life of Lance Brett Hall has followed a typical path: Lance's early interest in high energy physics led to a career in theater. He started doing theater at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. From there, he went on to study directing and acting coaching under Pulitzer Prize nominee David Feldshuh at Cornell University. There, he wrote a thesis on eighteenth century German acting technique. He soon discovered, though, that there aren't many eighteenth century Germans around anymore. Since then, his work has focused on how storytelling technique can help connect us. Lance currently works alongside the sales force of Guaranteed Rate, Inc. He is a member of the charter class of the Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship.

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