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The Big House: Creating a great elevator pitch

12 February, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Learning how to promote what we do without selling what we do.  People buy people.  People will buy you before they buy what you do.  In short, during this workshop you will learn how to connect without selling.

What’s on offer?

During this workshop, you will learn:

  • a simple three step technique that will allow you to adapt your pitch to any situation.
  • how to start a conversation, how to build a conversation effectively, and how to close a conversation leaving your colleague wanting more.
  • how to follow up, when to follow up and why following up is critical to building long-term relationships.
  • Developing a series of questions that we can use to identify which of our own pitches we should use.

This workshop will also answer the biggest questions, such as:

  • how do I know what to say?
  • which elevator pitch should I use?

…..It depends on who’s in the elevator with you!  This is why we each develop a series of pitches for any given situation.

Who is it for?

Entrepreneurs & small businesses who have enrolled on The Big House Programme and are looking to develop & grow their business.

More about Mark Jarvis, The Referrals Builder

Mark is a specialist in networking and referral marketing.  He is known for helping businesses generate £millions in new business by referral.  Moreover, he’s on a mission to help make doing business easier, removing barriers to referrals and building brand advocates.

He has a passion for helping successful business owners, executives and managers grow profits, save time and build culture.

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasures you seek”, Joseph Campbell

Mark believes that all business owners are experts in what they do.  They don’t want advice, telling them what they should and should not do.  They do, however, often need new knowledge and learning to apply ‘better thinking’ in their business.  Something he knows from personal experience. Where could your ‘best thinking’ take you and your business?

Mark has delivered over 1,000 hours of seminars, workshops and talks for groups.  His audiences include business clubs, student leaders, voluntary organisations, franchise groups and chartered institute groups.  Furthermore, he has also spoken at multi-speaker themed events.

Further information and registration

Registration for this event runs from 9.30am and the course starts at 9.45am.  We aim to finish at 12.30pm and we will provide refreshments.

While this event is FREE, you must first enrol with The Big House.   Furthermore, we only have a limited number of spaces available.  So don’t delay, book your place today.

If you have any questions and/or would like any further information about this event, please contact the Events team on 0115 710 0107.

While this event is free to attend, you must first enrol with The Big House. This is because it is part of a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) initiative. Please download and complete the form and bring it with you to the event, as it will be required when signing in. Furthermore, please note that we will be documenting the event. If you do not wish to be included in images or videos that may be used later for marketing purposes, please let us know beforehand.

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You must be eligible to enrol with The Big House to attend this workshop.  The Big House programme supports pre-start, start-up, growth and SMEs in the Creative or Digital sectors across both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. If you do not work in the Creative or Digital sectors, you will not be able to enrol or access this training.  If this is the case,  please email us and we can refer you to another partner for support.


The Big House events are free to you because they are funded. However, there is a cost attached to them for us and we are a not-for-profit organisation. So, if you have registered to come, your place will have been paid for. Our events are popular and we often have a waiting list. With this in mind, if for any reason you are unable to attend please cancel your event on Eventbrite as soon as possible to enable someone else to take your place.

More about the Big House

The Big House offers fully-funded business support, mentoring, workshops, networking events and access to grants for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Find out more.

From developing potential business ideas, nurturing start-ups and new entrepreneurs, to working with more established businesses wanting to expand or diversify, our partner network can offer you specialist support. Our programme of grants, 1-2-1 mentoring, networking events, workshops and seminars can help you build your contacts and develop the skills and knowledge to succeed.  This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020.


12 February
9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Creative Quarter
0115 710 0107


38 Carrington Street
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 7FG + Google Map


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