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PITCHING YOUR IDEA: Crafting an engaging pitch (in partnership with StoryKiez)

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm



The CCB Training School in partnership with StoryKiez:
PITCHING YOUR IDEA: Crafting an engaging pitch

Most writers hate it, but pitching is an essential skill for storytellers. This course teaches you not only how to communicate the essence of your story in a way that leaves the listener wanting to know more but also how to enjoy yourself while doing it. A clear, exciting pitch is one of the most important tools to move your project to the next level. So the focus of this class is creating a pitch that doesn’t get lost in the details but exudes your excitement about the project and entices the listener to want to know more.

As with every StoryKiez class, there are three components: – a specific area of creative focus, a piece of work that students will finish by the end of the class, and an end of term event where students, who choose to, can present their work to a receptive audience of family and friends.

The creative focus is helping the student become more comfortable pitching (and maybe even enjoy it!) by demystifying the process. By the end of the class, students will no longer view pitching like oral exams in school but more like sharing with your friends the details of a life changing trip you’re about to embark on.

The piece of work we will be completing in this class is a three to five page document that will serve as a guide to a tight, entertaining and engaging oral pitch. For more info or questions go to storykiez.com

Location: Comedy Café Berlin
Take Away: A pitch document that will serve as a guide to a 5-7 minute oral pitch.
Event: An end of class presentation where every student, who wants to, presents their three-pager to a receptive audience of friends and family. (Event date and location TBD).

Kevin Napier is a Berlin-based writer/director and co-founder of Reckless Fascination, a production company specializing in genre-bending content with an international focus. He has sold TV show concepts in the United States to companies such as ABC, NBC, FOX TV, Amazon, Showtime and, yes, even the short-lived streaming platform Quibi as well as wrote on the FX TV show Married. He has also created and produced TV pilots both independently in Bengaluru (Bangalore), India and through Fox TV and Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Productions in the U.S. He has taught writing/improv workshops and classes in New York (independently and through The P.I.T. theatre), Berlin (independently and through Die Gorillas Theatre and Comedy Cafe Berlin) and Bangaluru (independently). He recently completed work, as creator/writer and director, on Operation: Cordelia, a multiple episode comedy-espionage fiction podcast for Audible U.S. and is in post-production on his first feature film as writer/director.

Class Size: 16 students

Student Show: TBD

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Course Dates

May 10th


Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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General Registration Requirements

Health & Safety Requirements

  • If you are feeling unwell, please let your instructor know and stay home!
  • We recommend students wear masks unless actively performing in a scene or exercise.

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Questions? Concerns?
Please (pretty please) read the info below or our full FAQs before contacting us! (We're pretty sure all your questions are answered here).

Can I get a refund after registering?

No. We keep our course and workshop costs low to allow as many students as possible to learn the art & fun of improv. To avoid unnecessary headaches involved in estimating student numbers, keep administrative costs down, and generally be fair to all students and would-be students, we do not offer refunds once a course or workshop registration has been purchased. Please keep this in mind before registering!

Can I test a class before joining?

No. We don’t offer test classes or auditing, but we encourage prospective students to join our weekly open improv jam and to come to House team shows on Friday nights to get an idea of what we’re doing and who we are. This is a great way to meet us and current and former students, as well as join in the CCB community.

I'm going to miss some classes or the student show… Can I still register?

Yes but... we require students to attend at least 6 of the 8 course sessions in order to pass the course and continue taking higher level courses with us. In addition, students may not be more than 15 minutes late to 4 out of 8 classes in order to pass.

We do not offer make-up classes for missed classes. Students are added to a Google Group for their course and can message fellow students for notes about missed classes, but please keep in mind that no one is under any obligation to respond.

The student show offered as part of most courses is not required, but we feel that participating in the show is a fun and rewarding conclusion to the course, so we highly encourage everyone to participate.

If you know you'll miss more than 2 classes, we strongly recommend you do not register as you'll simply not get enough out of the course and you'll be required to retake the course in order to continue taking courses with us.

I’m an experienced improviser, can I skip ahead?

Sometimes. We allow course prerequisite exemptions on a case by case basis, but please keep in mind that we rarely grant exemptions. We teach a very specific style of long form that is relatively unique in Europe. We lay the foundation for that in our Intro course and we've found that students who have received training at other schools that focus on short form 'impro', status and narrative are often at a disadvantage when skipping Levels, in addition to slowing down the progress of other students.

How many students are in a class?

Our courses and workshops are capped at 16 students max; some courses and workshops have a lower class size - these will be noted in the event description.

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