Pitch Academy

pitchacademies

The Thaler Pekar & Partners Pitch Academy directs individuals and teams in highly effective customer and VC pitching. You and your team will become confident in your ability to efficiently craft a presentation that empathizes with, engages, and persuades enthusiastic buyers.

This fast-moving and practical exploration draws on techniques from storytelling, theatrical performance, and behavioral psychology. You will have ample opportunities to practice pitching and build on your abilities.


“As a creative agency, we wanted skills and techniques that would help us communicate our creativity in exciting and effective ways. Not only was it extremely helpful in developing skills that will help us during presentations, but it was also an incredible team building and bonding experience.”

– Aimee Rivers


“I admit to initial misgivings at the prospect of using what I considered to be unorthodox methods to expand my effectiveness. What I found, however, was a serious and well-structured framework that taught me valuable skills to leverage the unexpected.”

– Eric Métivier, Head and Managing Director, Corporate & Government Solutions, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce


Interested in customizing this program for your organization or team? Please contact us.

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Upcoming Events & Appearances

May 14-16, 2021
Association of Junior Leagues International, keynote Participatory Narrative Inquiry program

August 20, 2020
Defense Information School, Advanced Story Work

June 30, 2020
Penn State, oral history interviewing and story elicitation

June 30, 2020
Knowledge Network Group, European Union

April 14, 2020
Columbia University School of Professional Studies

March 25, 2020
"Equitable Communication", private client program

March 17-19, 2020
WBENC Summit & Salute, Nashville

February 4-7, 2020
"Beyond Understanding: Listening for Emergence", Frank Conference, Gainesville, FL

December 5, 2019
Dual Office Philanthropic Client, DC & NYC

December 4, 2019
Social Sector client, Mississauga, Ontario

November 18-22, 2019
Funders' Collaborative Strategy & Narrative, Copenhagen

November 14, 2019
Corporate Retail Client, NYC

November 7, 2019
Nationswell Summit, NYC

October 13-18, 2019
"Build Trust & Inspire Action ~ A 3-Part Method for Motivating Others", Opportunity Collaboration, Cancun, Mexico

October 4 & 5, 2019
"Beyond Understanding: Listening for Emergence", Communications Network, Austin

October 3, 2019
"Breakthrough & Story Your Future!", pre-conference workshop, Montana Nonprofit Association

September 24, 2019
"Why Story Matters to Your Leadership", Guide Dogs for the Blind

September 23, 2019
The Ethics of Working with Story, Northern California Grantmakers

September 17-19, 2019
"Building Big Narratives by Sharing Small Stories", Waggl Harvest: Voices at Work Leader Retreat, St. Helena, CA

Early September, 2019Documentary filming, Utah

August 19, 2019
Private Client, Princeton, NJ

June 25-27, 2019
WBENC National Conference, Houston

May 7, 2019
CTAM Communications Strategies Course

April 11, 2019
Storytelling and Social Change, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

April 9, 2019
Presence & Engagement program, Anomaly, NYC

March 20, 2019
Starion Bank, North Dakota

March 19, 2019
North Dakota Council on the Arts