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Pitching and Presenting Your Idea - NM Rainforest University Center Seminar

  • UNM Valencia 280 La Entrada Road Los Lunas, NM, 87031 United States (map)

All great businesses start with an idea: an idea to create something new, serve the world, or solve a problem. But once you have that idea, how do you condense and communicate your idea to others?

In this hour-long lecture, you will learn how to translate your product or service into an understandable, viable and persuasive pitch. This program will educate you on the pitch process and teach you how to take any business idea and condense your message to cater to the needs of any audience.

Note: This seminar can be accessed in person at UNM-Valencia or online via Zoom by visiting

Speaker Bio: Gavin Leach, MA, Adjunct Faculty, Communication and Journalism, Doctoral Student – OILS, University of New Mexico

Gavin Leach has his BA in Marketing, MA in Organizational Communication and is currently pursuing doctoral work in Instructional Design. Gavin works as a pitch coach for the NM Rainforest Community and has taught multiple courses at UNM in the Communication and Journalism Department, Anderson School of Management, Honors College and Freshmen Learning Community. He has also acted as a communication consultant for the City of Albuquerque, US Forest Service and NM Employment Services. 

One of Gavin’s biggest passions is helping entrepreneurs effectively articulate their business ideas to investors, venture capitalists or any other interested party. His experiences in communication combined with exposure to the business community enables him to offer a unique perspective on how to translate a product or service into a viable and persuasive “pitch.”

Registration is required in order to receive credit for attending the seminar.

Program funded by a grant administered by the Economic Development Administration