60 second elevator pitches: Annie’s Unofficial Scores #ESOMAR #MRX 

Ok everyone, impress us, excite us, stand out, make us remember you and want to find you in the crowd. 

These are my personal opinions…. F is horrid, D is bad, C is average, B is good, A is holy cow what was your name again! Do NOT go over time!

  • Kelly from C&C research – standard speech with standard slides, not well practiced though, didn’t finish in the alloted time – Grade: C
  • Emanuel from Strategir –  described where their name came from, explained the objectives of their research, standard slides, didn’t finish in time – Grade: C+
  • James from GeoPoll – stood in front of the podium, described the challenges, standard description, ran out of time and kept talking – Grade C
  • Rudy from Dapressy – stood away from the podium, standard talk, standard slides, went over time = Grade C
  • Alice from RealityMine – good speaking skills, described a real process, finished on time  – Grade B-

Second session –  these folks saw the first session so the bar might be higher this time. Good luck!

  • Chris from SSI – did a fun with flags game [yup, big bang reference] of where SSI has offices. nice attempt but the audience is just a big mumble and I can’t hear the answers. DIdn’t hear anything about the company. Ran out of time and kept talking. Grade B-
  • Wally from Confirmit – desribed a project to find out what kind of researcher someone is, showed random open text answers. Kept talking over time. Grade C+
  • DImitri from CoolTool – product description. Finished on time! Grade B
  • Carolyn from Google consumer surveys – mentioned they do sampling, 1000 publishers, have an app, just mentioned three key issues that will catch people’s attention, Grade B+
  • Tony from Sample Answers – slightly different company description. Went over but they started him over. Grade – C
  • Bilendi – standard company description, quite like the black background!, but can’t read the charts. FInished on time! Grade C+
  • Dave from Voxpopme –  “power of storytelling” Buzzword BINGO!  No slides, just listen. Focus on videos. Plain and simple. Grade B-