Pitching and Influencing - Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series

Pitching and Influencing - Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series

Seven Dimensions
Updated Jun 16, 2024
Course Description

Tammy (who wants to manage the Chinese branch of Cutting Edge) flatters Carol that shes good at pitching and influencing. Carol knows this; meanwhile she is unimpressed with Sherrys attempt to pitch for improved work conditions. Sam advises the importance of succinctness and rehearsal before going in front of people, while not sounding robotic and looking out for peoples verbal and non-verbal cues. Carol invites Tammy to pitch her idea, which Tammy does timidly, then too forcefully. Dion seeks the advice of trusted colleagues and doing research as part of his preparation. Steve and Barney discuss the value of making a presentation inspiring and memorable. Both Dion and Casey wow the cautious Sam with their respective pitches demonstrating that energy, enthusiasm and charm are key to selling the customer.


Key Learning Points

Prepare and pitch with passion. Be clear and determined to influence.



  • Don’t wing it
    INSTEAD: Be clear and confident
  • Don’t overlook research
    INSTEAD: Impress with knowledge
  • Don’t be humdrum
    INSTEAD: Make it memorable
  • Don’t bore
    INSTEAD: Engage and inspire


Comedy makes learning fun

This course is part of the Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series, created by Psychologist Eve Ash and comedienne Erin Brown, starring Emmy-award winning Kim Estes. A powerful training series covering topics every workplace needs to address. Short, sharp and funny with simple messages and skills for everyone.

Cutting Edge Communication follows several characters through a landscape of social faux pas, insult and embarrassment. This series will amaze and enter-train, covering important lessons in human interaction, motivation, leadership, service, unprofessional behavior, apologizing, negotiating, stress, difficult people among many other workplace hot button issues.

Everyone will laugh and learn with these short episodes that highlight dos and don'ts. This Australian produced series was filmed on location in Los Angeles.