Devon Berquist participated in Pitch101 at NSCAD. A class of artists, this was a successful workshop to learn about branding oneself and utilizing entrepreneurial skills being an artist. Here’s what Devon has to say about this workshop in this week’s Pitcher’s Podium:
“I participated in the Pitch101 program through NSCAD University earlier this year. The program helped me articulate my ideas and prepare a clear and concise oral presentation about my photographic work for a variety of audiences. Learning to highlight key points in a 60 second time-frame, the “elevator pitch” is a skill that I did not have before, and I have already gained new opportunities because of it.
I do both commercial and fine art photographic work, so it is extremely important that I present myself both as an artist and entrepreneur to maintain the wide range of clientele I currently have. The Pitch 101 program has made me more confident and professional in public speaking and was also a lot of fun. It was great to be learning alongside other students and young entrepreneurs with such a variety of projects and businesses.”