This workshop is all about pitching...whether it's for an interview, informational or networking event (live or virtual). What does it really take to make a powerful pitch? What are the pitfalls to avoid at all costs? How can you master the art of pitching with your own style, personality and brand? Career Coach/Talent Agent Consultant/Entertainment Lawyer Jim Arnoff will give you the career coach's top tips for pitching with conviction and results. Tips on how to prepare, how to read the person you're pitching, how to engage, how to anticipate every question. If you've ever wondered what it really takes to make a successful pitch, this workshop is for you.
About Presenter Jim Arnoff | Certified Professional Coach, JD
Jim Arnoff is a Certified Life/Career/Business Coach to the entertainment industry, small business owners, veterans in film and television, women in finance, NYU alumni and LGBT+ organizations. He is certified by the International Coach Federation and founded the Gay Coaches Collective/NYC. Jim Arnoff consults as a talent agent having represented television production companies in developing and selling original programming . As a consultant, he shapes pitches, strengthens sizzle reels and works with producers to launch their own production companies. He practices entertainment law in television, film and digital. Jim worked at the William Morris Agency as both an in-house lawyer and television packaging agent. Jim graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University Law School and the Institute for Professional Excellent in Coaching. He leads workshops for Veterans in Media and Entertainment, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, U.S. Military Academy, Writers Guild of America, New York Women in Film & Television, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, NYU Arts & Entertainment AlumniNetwork, NYU LGBT Alumni Network, Hollywood Radio & Television Society, Women in Film, The LGBT Bar Association (LeGal), Macquarie LGBT Employee Group, Out Professionals, Fashion Group International and the Financial Women’s Association. Jim is a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts ("Pitching Your Television Series to the Industry Pros") and guest speaks at Montclair State University and University of the Arts. He is a member of the New York State, New York City and LGBT Bar Associations (jimarnoff.com).
About Moderator Jerry Kajpust, MA, ACC (he/him) | Jerry Kajpust Coaching & Consulting
As a Professional Development Coach, Jerry Kajpust embraces each person's unique humanity, inspiring and empowering them to take professional and personal risks to maximize their potential and unblock barriers. Learn more at www.jerrykajpustcoaching.com.
About Lunch & Learn
Building on the virtual community that has formed as a result of the past couple of years, we are pleased to present our new Lunch & Learn program. Our Lunch & Learns provides a monthly opportunity to learn about various topics presented by Subject Matter Experts (SME) from the nglccNY and network with members that are both in the NYC area and beyond.
Each virtual Lunch & Learn includes a 30-45 minute presentation of a topic from a SME, and will also allow time for networking during a breakout session.
To learn more about the Lunch and Learns, have questions or want to submit an idea of a future Lunch & Learn, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.