Developing skills in delivering a short and engaging
‘elevator pitch’

Workshop hosted in partnership with AAG’s Student and Early Career Researcher/Practitioner Group (SECG) and Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA)
Tuesday 14 November 2023
1.15pm to 3.15pm
Room to be confirmed, The Star
No charge for AAG and ERA Members

about this workshop

Distilling information about yourself, your work, or your research into a short presentation can be difficult. There are many complexities in undertaking our work roles or research projects in the gerontology/geriatric context. Storytelling is a skill. This session aims to give you the skills and the confidence to present yourself or your work in a brief 3-minute engaging conversation. You will learn to unpack the crucial elements of your work/project, that is, what REALLY matters to other people and WHY you are undertaking the work/project.

The speakers will share their expertise, including practical tips. Participants will work in pairs to develop and practice their ‘elevator pitch’. Constructive feedback will be provided by the speakers and other supporters.


Robin Harvey
Course Director Human Services, Ageing and Health,
School of Social Work and Arts, Charles Sturt University
Dr Jo Tropea
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Aged Care, Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne
Dr Danielle Cave
Lecturer Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health,
University of the Sunshine Coast