Part of the Extreme Blue program is developing a 4-minutepresentation and a 1-Minute “elevator pitch” that explains our project.We have spent a considerable amount of time developing a very refined4-minute powerpoint presentation that overviews the market drivers, oursolution, and the value it will bring to IBM and its customers. Thepresentation features animations to help visually explain how oursolution works as well as compelling market research to back oursolution up. Each week, all four members of our team take part inperforming the 4-minute presentation for our peers and an IBM guestexecutive who offers questions, comments, and valuable critique. Arandom member from the team performs the 1-minute pitch during a weeklymeeting in front of our peers.
Our 4-minute presentation has been outstanding the past two weeks.We took our presentation from what I would have given a C- to an A-. Inaddition, we are handling the questions with ease. Next week’s pitchwill be at a solid A. The one minute pitch, however, has not been ourforte. I fealt I bombed it today. Fortunately, we are only in week fiveand there is plenty of time for improvement. I personally find thedevelopment of the presentation and the pitch the most valuablelearning experience of this summer. By the end of this summer I will beawesome at public speaking. Practice. Practice. Practice.-- Ben Chodroff of the CAM Team in Raleigh, NC