Dear Cyan & Amber (CAMBER),
Albeit temporarily, saying goodbye to you, my students, to my colleagues and to my community has been one of the hardest things in my professional life. Your support, love and gifts made leaving all the harder...I think derision, insults or passive-aggressive disregard may have been better for my transition;-) Nonetheless, your warm feelings are reciprocated and doubly returned. I look forward to the day we meet, learn and laugh again.
Mr Eric McCarron
PS I would like to thank the kind, caring and stoic Ms Katie Williams for taking care of both classes and organising my farewell assembly.
One of our next challenges is to write a short pitch (no more than 90 seconds) and pitch it to your investors (a.k.a Sharks) who in this case will be your teachers. The 3 best pitches will be awarded an extra $20 to use in their Kidpereneur business.
10 Secrets to a great pitch!
What do the sharks look for in a pitch? How about in an entrepreneur? It turns out the success of your deal on Shark Tank isn’t just about your idea.
We found that there are indicators of success for entrepreneurs who are more likely to get a ‘yes’ from the sharks. As a viewer, it’s fun to watch for these cues. As a pitcher, it’s essential to know how to use these cues.
We discovered pitch deal makers that drastically increased an entrepreneurs success rate. We also found a deal breaker—a simple flub that destroyed an entrepreneur’s chance of getting a yes. We put these into 10 specific tactics successful entrepreneurs can use to get their own yes. Successful pitches were more effective in 10 ways:
Of course, us teachers also care about your language development. So we will be using the success criteria to give you feedback and the chance to improve.