Speed-date your idea fatale! This activity is dedicated to quickly testing the impact of the ideas onto different stakeholders, as well as get feedback to (can be quickly changed/adjusted) presentation approaches.

It is basically an “elevator pitch” practice transferred into higher education pedagogy environment (workshop or seminar modus).

Here is a template of the activity announcement/brief:

Each team divides into two groups. Each group presents their idea to a potential investor/CEO situated at a “station” (4 such are offered). Each group chooses two speakers, other members observe and take notes. Each round is structured as follows:

  • 3 mins (180 secs) PITCH (to investor)
  • 3 mins (180 secs) FEEDBACK (by investor)
  • 3 mins (180 secs) IMPROVEMENT (group conclave)
  • +1 min to change-station, a team moves to another investor

After 4 rounds (4 stations) the idea is presented again at all 4 stations by the other speaker.

Example:

  • REVOLUTION 1:
    12.00 – round 1
    12.10 – round 2
    12.20 – round 3
    12.30 – round 4
  • REVOLUTION 2:
    12.40 – round 1
    12.50 – round 2
    13.00 – round 3
    13.10 – round 4
  • 13.20 brief evaluation of lessons-learned in plenum