Deadlines Day: As It Happened
by Aparna Pavangat, Balbir Singh Aulakh, Nameeta Jha, Sankha Subhra Nath and Sreeresmi R.
01 December 2021: Well, all good things come to an end – and today, participants took a step closer to the final round of W@tskills-India (Mumbai) 2021, as they prepared to submit their pitch, poster and paper. The tenth day started off with a follow-up on the status of pitch presentations and posters, as teams worked through Day 09 to finalise their ideas, innovations and strategies, working with the feedback received from the W@tskills team and experts.
A round of discussions followed where each team shared about where it is placed in terms of the submission and how they were working to incorporate the feedback from experts and coaches. These discussions were followed by teams moving into the Breakout Rooms prepared, where they continued to work on the pitch presentations and posters. During this time, each team was tasked to join a dedicated room, where the pitcher and co-pitcher will present the pitch and poster to the coach. This was extremely useful, as the feedback provided each team to work on the final changes and incorporate them before the submission deadline.
There were various elements that the coaches focused on in terms of pitch and posters shared including clarity in communicating the pain, solution, strategy and benefits. Further, the feedback focused on helping team members to make their pitch interactive, engaging and clear – in terms of communication and content, where required.
The day concluded with each of the teams submitting their pitch and poster – along with the complete paper for the final day. The submissions were accompanied by a warm feeling of togetherness, of this achievement to deliver strong and grounded solutions, working as a team, which represented members from different parts of India and the world. These interdisciplinary interactions were enriching and an excellent learning experience for each team.