TOOLKIT FOR ANY ROOM
SPEAK WITH CONFIDENCE ABOUT YOUR WORK
How Does It Work?
1. Written course content released weekly over 5 weeks.
2. Homework, designed to help you take any project and develop it into a pitch.
3. A repeatable formula to make the process work for all your projects.
4. Four live Q&A sessions
5. Live reviews of real pitch concepts from students.
6. Opportunities to test drive your pitch during the live Q&A
This course is for You if:
1. You want to talk confidently about what you do wherever you are and whoever you’re with.
2. You want to negotiate good pricing for your work.
3. You deal with social anxiety for those critical live networking events
4. You want to network effectively, and without anxiety.
5. If you have a project you’re working on right now, the live workshop will boost to get to you the finish line.
A taste of what you’ll learn in THE ART OF THE PITCH…
What Is A Pitch? How Do I Put One Together?
Find out what a good pitch should sound, read, or look like. We pitch in multiple mediums and this lesson will cover all of them.
Where Do I Pitch?
Spoiler: everywhere all the time. But specifically, Mallory will cover how to network, how to find possible homes for your project, how to decide if you need assistance from an agency, and how to decide if an interested company is right for your project.
How Do I Pitch?
Includes how to talk about your project in person and online or in email, pitch etiquette, how to win over your audience, and an email template.
How Do You Know When You’re Ready To Pitch?
Know when you’ve got your pitch locked. Includes editorial direction, market research, pitch checklist and project development.
What Do I Do Now?
You don’t pitch and run, there’s a post pitch procedure. This includes follow up etiquette, how to go forward with a successful pitch, when to change your pitch and how to keep your momentum going.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Is this course good for (designers, authors, doll makers, contract killers)?
Yes, The Art of the Pitch applies to every kind of creative. If you make things, then you need to learn how to pitch them to the right people — whether that’s your boss, your fans, agents, publishers, investors, etc.
Ok, maybe if you are a contract killer, it’s better not to talk about your work too much…email us, we’ll give you a discount.
Q: Once the course is over, will I still have access to the materials? How long will I have to see the material? Is there a time limit?
You have forever access. The whole point of this project is to get artists the knowledge they need. We’re not going to take it away!
Q: When are the live sessions?
There are 4 live sessions. All 4 Wednesdays in September (5, 12, 19, & 26th). All 9pm EST. They are set for 90min, but have been known to stretch to 2 hours because we pack so much material into our sessions.
Q: If I have to miss a session, can I watch it later?
Absolutely! You can watch them again and again, to your heart’s content.
Q: Can you work at your own pace?
Absolutely. Although it helps to have worked on the course material for that week before each session, don’t worry, you can absolutely participate in the live sessions if you haven’t gotten through the course material or have the homework done. Mallory will be asking for volunteers and workshopping pitches throughout, so you might miss out on that, but there’s no reason you can’t just listen in.
Q: I’m a struggling artist, paying for classes feels like a lot for me to afford.
We get it, and it’s the “struggling artist” that we make our courses for! The truth is that any amount of money will make it hard for some people to join.
We want you to value and charge for your own work and we can’t do that if we don’t value our own. We’ve priced the course at the minimum we can to cover all the work and costs on our side (video recording and editing, website building and hosting, etc).
And you can offset some of the cost by becoming an affiliate. That means when you sign up (for any of our classes) you get a unique referral link. For every person that signs up, you get money back. And we don’t cap it. So not only can you get your course for free…you can actually make money on top. You’re welcome.
Q: Will there be a passive download for this class later or can we only see them live?
Yes. Right now we’re offering the Kick Start Art Intensive as a recorded download and at a later date we will have this class as a recorded version as well. However, since you have access to the class materials for life, it’s better to sign up now and be able to participate in the sessions live.
If you have a question that wasn’t answered here, ask us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll answer (and probably add it to this FAQ)
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We will be opening seats up after the current course is complete.
Mallory O’Meara is an author, screenwriter and producer for Dark Dunes Productions. Along with freelance screenwriting and film projects, her latest production is the Dark Dunes feature film Yamasong: March of the Hollows. Mallory is also developing a new puppet feature film with Dark Dunes.
Whether it’s for the screen or the page, Mallory seeks creative projects imbued with the weird; horror and monsters are her passion.
Mallory hosts the podcast Reading Glasses alongside filmmaker and actress Brea Grant. The weekly show is hosted by Maximum Fun and focuses on book culture and reader life. Along with Brea Grant, Mallory is a regular columnist at Apex Magazine.
Her first book, The Lady From The Black Lagoon, the chronicle of Mallory’s search for and a biography of Milicent Patrick, is being published by Hanover Square Press in Hardcover, release date March 5, 2019. Mallory is represented by Brady McReynolds at JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.