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Business Pitch Decks

The training

Create a professional story-led pitch deck for your business idea.

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Sessions: 2

Take your proposals to the next level with this two day live professional development training. Create compelling decks that really sell your idea by learning how to tell a unique story within your pitch and create visuals that people won’t be able to ignore.

From the ‘must includes’ to the ‘don’t do’s’, we’ll guide you step by step through the process, and you’ll be working alongside a motivated peer group all looking to develop and add to their skillsets. You’ll walk away with a template to use over and over and tweak to fit all your ideas.

This practical training is taught live and online to UK time, but everything’s embedded and archived in our online classroom – so you can join us from anywhere in the world.


Our team

Meet the experts

Emma Millions

Emma Millions

Course Director

Emma has been a development producer for multiple broadcasters and independent production companies alongside writing for the likes of Ant & Dec, The Chuckle Brothers and the director Ken Russell. She teaches screenwriting at several film schools and is passionate about finding the perfect format for every individual story.

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Chay Collins

Chay Collins

Course Moderator

Chay is a London-based freelance writer and creator. They hold a BA in Film & Television specialising in screenwriting and gender & sexuality. As well as running writing events they have had essays published in anthologies and their debut novella nominated for an award.

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Things to know

This training is for anyone with a business idea who would like to learn how to pitch them more effectively. It’s suitable if you:

  • Pitch ideas to clients but you’re not sure if your presentation is punching through
  • Have a sales proposal but your prospects aren’t reacting to it the way you’d hope
  • Have a great business idea/product and you want investors to take notice
  • Need to discover why your pitches aren’t hitting home – and how to fix them
  • Would like to find out how to create a professional and engaging pitch deck
  • Can dedicate two live days to the learning

This professional training allows you to:

  • Perfect your pitching skills and learn how to look at your idea in a whole new way
  • Find out what makes a stand-out, highly individual pitch deck
  • Learn how to use appropriate imagery, fonts and design styles to make your idea jump off the page
  • Discover exactly what information is needed in a pitch deck – and what to leave out
  • Get tips on how to find the perfect images for your deck and present them in a slick and professional way
  • Find the story within your idea and how to organise your deck around it
  • Move forward with a template that can be applied to all your future ideas

Zoom Workshop 1 – 10am – 5pm (UK time)

Discover the blueprint pitch-deck structure that works for any proposal, then learn how to build it using PowerPoint or your preferred equivalent (Photoshop, Keynote etc.).

After the first workshop, apply the template to your idea in your own time, with support from your peers.

Zoom Workshop 2 – 10am – 2pm (UK time)

Pitch your deck to your tutor for incisive feedback to hone your words and images – and learn new tips and tricks.

Join our alumni – After your course, you can join our online alumni community where you’ll meet our growing network of past students. You’ll be able to.

  • Rejoin your classmates in a private forum
  • Continue to access an archived version of your course materials
  • Meet alumni from other courses and share work for feedback
  • Join discussions about screenwriting, script editing and the industry
  • Attend live chats with guest writers and industry folk

Mentoring and one-to-one feedback – Our team offer mentoring, script reads and reports. We are happy to quote by job or script, or to arrange a longer mentoring scheme as you work on a specific story idea. We’ll create a package to suit you, so please email [email protected].

How it Works

Our training’s taught 100% online in small groups with a designated tutor and moderator on-hand throughout.

This course is taught live to UK time, but everything’s embedded and archived in our online classroom – so you can join us from anywhere.

It’s an active learning experience where you watch, reflect and practise exercises on Zoom and in our online classroom before submitting assignments for peer and tutor feedback. You’ll then refine your work as you improve.

It’s both flexible and structured. Social and yet gives you space. Find out more about how we teach.

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