Here is a general guide to creating a “pitch” to introduce your initiative to a class, at a networking event, in a meeting, or any other public event.
- Overview: Who you are, how long you’re going to take, what information you’re going to cover. (15 sec.)
- Introduction: Describe your chapter, your mission/goal, how long it has been on campus, and any other important information about the group. (30 sec.)
- Legitimize your Project: Describe the necessity for an understanding of human rights for the health profession. In addition to PHR’s language  and on the importance and results of any student or faculty-interest surveys, see the Academic Literature  page for key stats, facts, and discussion points to back your argument. (15 sec.)
- Problem: Describe the void in your current curriculum/school experience that your group’s initiative is trying to address. (30 sec.) Ex: despite the intrinsic connection between health and human rights, there is no academic outlet to address this.
- Solution: What your group is doing about the problem. Describe your course or educational program in one to two sentences, including what students would be able to take from it. (30 sec.)
- Involvement: What students can do to get involved. (1 min.) Ex: From Participating in a student-interest survey to assist in the curriculum creation.
- Personal Appeal: Why this is personally important for you and how this new curriculum will benefit the students’ knowledge and abilities. (15 sec.)
- Thanks: Thank your audience for their time and attention. (5 sec.)
Max Time: 3 min. 35 sec.