For this assignment imagine you are riding in an elevator with an influential player in public health (e.g. Margaret Chen, Bill Gates, the president of the World Bank). This person, recognizing that you are a student, turns to you and asks you for your opinion about a particular disease control program.

| November 30, 2016

For this assignment imagine you are riding in an elevator with an influential player in public health (e.g. Margaret Chen, Bill Gates, the president of the World Bank). This person, recognizing that you are a student, turns to you and asks you for your opinion about a particular disease control program.

You’ve got your iPad or tablet with you. What will you say?

The purpose in the project is to be able to communicate epidemiological information in a succinct manner so that it captures the attention of the audience. You will prepare an “elevator pitch” to “sell” your topic. During your pitch you will need to use two figures (no more or less than two). These figures will be either be a table or a graph showing temporal or spatial comparisons.

Your presentation must be less than 2­minutes. You will be trying to convince potential stakeholders or funding agencies that colorectal cancer is a problem and it needs immediate attention. Consider how you will convince someone that this condition is underfunded or needs more funding.

Required Elements

1. The Hook:

a. Your hook is a statement or question that opens your presentation to grab the attention of a potential stakeholder. Make sure your hook is catchy. This statement needs to drawn in the stakeholder for the rest of your presentation.

2. Content:

a. In your presentation you need to summarize the facts and pertinent epidemiological information in a clear and concise way.

b. The content needs to focus on a specific goal. In this case getting funding,

more funding, or immediate attention for your specific condition.

3. Graphics:

a. Utilize two graphics that support your pitch.

b. Each graphic should be easy to read.

4. Organization:

a. Organize your thoughts and only include the most important impactful information.

b. The pitch should build to and end with a request. What are asking for (funding, more funding, needs immediate attention, etc…)?

5. Professionalism/Communication

a. Make sure your pitch is geared towards the correct audience.

b. Use words that are impactful, but that everyone understands.

c. Stay within the time limit of 2 minutes.

Guidelines for Submission: The presentation must be 2 minutes or shorter.

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