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MAFN's Online Workshop Series: Polish Your Pitch…an interactive 2-part masterclass for pitching ideas and strategies to your clients and leaders that inspire, engage, and influence

  • 03/19/2024
  • 2:00 PM
  • 03/20/2024
  • 4:00 PM
  • Online using Zoom



Duration: 2-part series - 2-hour sessions

About the workshop

This masterclass will provide you with data, advice, and the opportunity to practice an opening statement or short strategy pitch. You will also learn facilitation strategies that get your audience engaged and techniques for encouraging critical thinking discussions that influence others and lead to buy-in for your ideas.  You’ll have the chance to receive valuable  feedback from yourself, and other participants in this class.

This experience will help you develop greater confidence and competence, so that you can successfully communicate your ideas and strategies, lead discussion dialogue and debate, and engage with people eager to hear what you have to communicate. You will also learn how to lead engaging discussions that invite challenge, diverse perspectives and critical thinking to your topic.

Watch this message from Tres Jiménez, Facilitator.  

A Cohort of participants work in a learning community together. You will bring a topic that you want to work on, and through this interactive course, you will learn:

Session 1: Learning, Building, Creating

  • Background and History of Presentation and Pitching Skills 

  • Learn how Pitching is different from Facilitating, and how to integrate both into your pitching discussions.

  • Strategies that help anticipate and manage emotions and anxieties

  • Communication effectiveness tips

  • Virtual best practices for making the most of the zoom environment

  • Know your audience identities, roles, and preferences as a path to influence

  • Pitch building strategies - 

    • Content (including basic use of AI to help you with language and wording)

    • Flow

    • Influence (know & read your audience)

    • Engagement

Session 2: Practice and Feedback

  • Learn and commit to practices in listening, giving quality feedback, and strategies for dealing with disruptive behaviors 

  • Practice pitching with a cohort

  • Receive reactions and feedback from the lead facilitator and the cohort

  • Each person creates their improvement action plans

  • Feedback and acknowledgement shared from the cohort

  • Appreciation and sustainability plan shared as a final closing activity

Learning Objectives 

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn best practices from a seasoned facilitator who loves her work

  • Learn facilitation strategies that engage and influence others

  • Bring a real presentation topic and practice in a supportive group setting which includes valuable feedback discussions

NOTE: This series will be recorded for distribution to all who register (breakout rooms will not be recorded).

This is a 2-part series.


  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 2-4pm EDT

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 2-4pm EDT


Tres Jiménez, CEO of Tres Jiménez Coaching & Consulting, is a seasoned presenter, public speaker and a certified innovation facilitator who supports people and teams in building and delivering successful innovation pitch concepts.  Tres brings energy and optimism to her workshops, and she combines her personal experiences (positive and horrific) along with decades of learned practices and results in pitching numerous “intrapenurial” and entrepreneurial concepts, with many successes (and almost as many failures along the way).  Tres is known for creating supportive and fun learning spaces where everyone is willing to take risks, make mistakes, and learn together.


  • No refunds or credits for registration cancellations.
  • Registration closes at midnight the day before the workshop.
  • Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the live session and any additional details 1 day in advance and the morning of the event. Please be sure to look for the link in your email.
  • These workshops begin promptly at 2:00PM Eastern.  Please log on at least 15 minutes in advance to ensure your internet connections, audio and other settings are functioning properly.
  • Recordings from this series will be sent to all who register for the series. The recordings will not be available on the MAFN website.
  • For registration or membership questions contact

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