Prepare for your first full mock session this week by taking a little private sector advice: convincing a group to entertain your suggestions for addressing terrorism is not really that different from pitching a venture capitalist or seeking funding from a hardened banker. You must address why your proposal is feasible.
Consider this and several other suggestions from Elena Bajic of Ivy Exec:
Follow-up & follow through: This is your final sales pitch. It’s where you synthesize all the information you gathered and connect the dots between my company’s needs and what you can offer. The more tailored and on point the follow up is, the more you’ve convinced me you’re serious about the opportunity and you’re the right fit. I quite likely have 3 to 5 equally compelling candidates to choose among for any given position, so “follow-up” is your chance to demonstrate passion by being “appropriately relentless.” via Forbes.com