Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

PitchVantage Studio for Public Speaking

GWL PitchVantage Studio for Public Speaking Practicing

Preparing to share your research with your conference colleagues or a broader audience? Need to identify your verbal fillers, see if you fidget with your hands, or if you lack tonal variety in your public speaking? Want to think, talk, and present with the clarity and confidence of a polished public speaker? The PitchVantage Studio offers an innovative software program for you to reserve and use at a time convenient for your schedule!

Why should I use PitchVantage?

PitchVantage is a program designed to help improve public speaking skills in a variety of different sectors of life. Easily navigating the space between boardroom and lecture hall, this program focuses on different aspects of public presentation, from pacing to pitch, and evaluates performance in real time. 

See this presentation and a 30-second demo

How Can I Schedule a session for PitchVantage?

To schedule a session, go to the Consultation schedule, register for a free account, and set up an appointment. The scheduling process is similar to scheduling a writing consutlation and the same rules apply to the PitchVantage schedule (see the instructions here).

If you have any problems accessing the software, contact Julia Istomina, who can take you through the steps of using the software. 

What are the office hours?

During the Spring Semester (January 13th - May 22nd), the PitchVantage is accessible:

  • Monday through Thursday, from 9am-12pm and 5-7pm
  • Fridays from 9am until 11am

Where is PitchVantage studio located?

The studio is located on the mezzanine floor of the Poorvu Center in room M104C (the second tutoring room)

How does PitchVantage work?

Book your session using the Online PitchVantage Schedule.

1. Use the remote control to turn on the screen: Power > Input HDMI 2 > Control+Alt+Del NOTE: You might need to wake up the computer before you press Power.

2. Login to the computer with your Yale NetID and password.

2. Click on PitchVantage icon to get started and log in with the email and password listed on the desk.

3. We have preset the program for your use, so you can ignore most of its settings.

4. Add the settings for your presentation by choosing a large room or a boardroom and technical or general audience, as well as setting the time for your practice.

5. Start your presentation looking at the animated audience. You can have your laptop handy if you work with slides. We do not recommend the option of uploading the slides.

6. When you finish your presentation, you can replay it and count the verbal detractors.

7. PitchVantage assigns the scoring for you, but do not get discouraged – you can practice again and again.

8. Take advantage of the numerous video-tutorials on various aspects of public speaking accessible through PitchVantage menu.

9. When you finish your session, do not forget to log out of your account.