RWA University Class: "Mastering the Pitch" with Michael Hauge
What: Two-part online “Mastering the Pitch” video class with Michael Hauge
When: Part 1: June 10, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. ET
Part 2: June 11, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. ET
Where: Shindig.com (Paid registrants will receive a specific link to participate in the live event.)
Who can register: RWA Members
Cost: $20 (All RWA members who register will also receive access to view the recordings in myRWA after the class is complete.)
Link to Register:http://www.rwa.org/p/pr/vi/prodid=116
Technology Required to Participate: All registrants can view and listen to the class via the Internet and computer speakers/headphones. Those participants interested in asking questions via video (instead of text) will also need a webcam and computer microphone.
Class Description: For the first time, story consultant Michael Hauge, author of Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read, will offer a unique two-part online video session on his proven approach to pitching your story or manuscript to agents and editors.
During Part 1, Michael will present the essential components of a powerful pitch, including:
• Your primary objective – and how to achieve it
• The 8 steps to a powerful pitch
• The 8 essential elements of any story
• The single most powerful way to begin your pitch
• The 5 biggest pitching mistakes – and how to avoid them
• The win-win way to end your pitch
Then during Part 2, Michael will give personal pitch coaching to four selected participants so that all participants can see the principles in action, anticipate challenges unique to their own stories, and ask individual questions about the best ways to present their own stories. This special event is available exclusively to RWA members, and is the ideal way to prepare your pitch for the Annual Conference in July or for the telephone and in-person pitches that come with every new manuscript.
Michael Hauge is a story consultant, author and lecturer who works with novelists, screenwriters and filmmakers and public speakers throughout the world. He has consulted on projects for every major studio and network, most recently I Am Legend, Hancock, The Karate Kid, Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and Love Rosie. For information on his consultation services, products and lecture schedule, or to contact Michael directly, please go to www.StoryMastery.com.