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Pitching for Beginners

  • The Escape Cafe unit 8, Old Steet Station London, England, EC1Y 1BE United Kingdom (map)

Whether introducing yourself at a networking event, meeting your dream employer or presenting your big idea, the way you pitch yourself can have make or break implications.

The Escape Cafe are hosting SkillsGym for an evening to give you the tools and confidence to nail your personal pitch when looking for a career change or to start your own thing.


Who you'll meet

Join us to work with Marc and Khalil from the SkillsGym to practice and improve your personal pitch. They'll coach you through their and other's experiences to get you ready and more confident for your personal pitch. You'll practice with likeminded individuals in a safe environment.

Marc van den Berg 
Founder & CEO
Marc founded the SkillsGym after having been both an investor and entrepreneur. He's hired others and pitched himself. He’ll bring you a collection of his and other professional’s experiences for you to learn from.

Khalil Rener 
Employee #1
Khalil comes from a sports management background, having worked on several sports development projects across the globe (including Madagascar and Tajikistan), which required a lot of pitching and communication. He has over 6 years of coaching experience, including with the Leicester Tigers Foundation and is now working with SkillsGym as Employee#1.


About the session

At Skillsgym we believe that the best and fastest way to learn something is by doing it and improving with practical feedback. Other classes offer you the theory, we offer you the place to put it into action.

You will pitch at least 10 times over the session, get loads of feedback from coaches and peers, all in a safe, yet real, environment so you will be ready for the real thing. We like to have fun, so we make our sessions fun too.

This is a very practical training session where you will learn and implement tools for pitching successfully.

N.B. You don't need to have a pitch prepared to come!


Who is this for?

  • You’re exploring new jobs or a new industry and need to build your network

  • You want to convince someone in your dream company to give you a chance

  • You want help to communicate your ideas, either as a job applicant, founder, freelancer, or within an organisation

  • You’re looking for a safe space to practice loads, get feedback and gain confidence

  • You have a great idea and want to practice sharing it with colleagues, investors, clients etc.


You get to:

  • Improve your personal pitch in a safe yet real environment

  • Gain more confidence with presenting yourself

  • Get prepared for tough questions and situations through fun practice exercises

  • Get loads of feedback from coaches and peers

  • Understand how you come across and how to be more clear

  • Grow your network with supportive peers

  • Take away tools and techniques

  • Laugh a lot!



Part 1 – Warm Up

Part 2 – Give it a go in a safe environment

- Pitch in a safe environment

- Coach and peer feedback

Part 3 – Pitching in ‘real’ situations

- Pitching to harder characters and in ‘real’ scenarios

- Coach and peer feedback


For Tickets - CLICK HERE

Only 25 places available, get your ticket and join us to learn how to nail your pitch.  

Later Event: July 5
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