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This month’s panelists confirmed to date are: Austin Patrick, senior vice president/group account director, Carol
H. Williams Advertising—a leading marketing firm specializing in African American and urban advertising; Ash’ Cash, president and CEO, Ash Cash Management Group, LLC—a business management and consultant firm that specializes in business and personal financial management services for established and up-and-coming professionals.

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*Media Contact and Inquiries: *Daria Fennell

Precision Plus Communications

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*MAISHA WALKER, MESSAGE MEDIUM, TO INSPIRE PITCHES FOR BREAKFAST
PARTICIPANTS WITH HER SUCCESS IN THE WEB SPACE*

*Rochelle Hill, **founder of Pitches for Breakfast, chief strategist and
president, Precision Plus Communications**,*

*to teach BMCC co-eds the power of the “60-Second Pitch”*

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*NEW YORK, NY* (*November 18, 2010) **–*

On December 4, participants will experience an outstanding Pitches for Breakfast that will feature Maisha Walker, president, message medium, a New York City web site design and internet marketing firm.  

"Learning how to pitch is a critical element in your professional profile, and it takes a great deal of practice to master. "Opportunities like Pitches for Breakfast make sure that you'll practice smarter with valuable feedback," Walker said.

Pitches for Breakfast, an open mic for business and professional women of Pan-African descent --African, African American, Caribbean, and Latino-- will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Dwyer Cultural Center located at 258 St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem.  To purchase tickets visit www.december4pitchesforbreakfast.eventbrite.com.

Pitches for Breakfast continues its partnership with Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). “The Center for Career Development at BMCC seeks to collaborate with organizations who are interested in inspiring and helping our students prepare for the future,” said Shemeka Peters, employer relations specialist, BMCC. “It is very important for students to be able to communicate effectively with employers.”

"Pitches for Breakfast gives our students the opportunity to learn how to dynamically prepare and present to potential employers. We are thankful for the generosity of BMCC Alumni, Robert Hill, vice chancellor, public affairs, University of Pittsburgh, who sponsored two students to attend this event. Mr. Hill truly exemplifies BMCC’s motto of 'Start here. Go
anywhere,” Peters added.

On December 1, Rochelle Hill, founder of Pitches for Breakfast, chief strategist and president, Precision Plus Communications, will demonstrate the importance of the 60-Second Pitch with co-eds at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). The 60-Second Pitch workshop will take place on the campus of BMCC.

Participants of Pitches for Breakfast have 60 seconds to pitch their ideas, services, products, companies or themselves and receive honest feedback from a panel of senior executives from corporate, financial, marketing, human resources, career counseling and other industries. The panel of judges is intentionally comprised of decision-making professionals who are not Black women to reflect a “real world” experience for the women who are pitching.

This month’s panelists confirmed to date are: Austin Patrick, senior vice president/group account director, Carol
H. Williams Advertising—a leading marketing firm specializing in African American and urban advertising; Ash’ Cash, president and CEO, Ash Cash Management Group, LLC—a business management and consultant firm that specializes in business and personal financial management services for established and up-and-coming professionals.

During the October 9 Pitches for Breakfast, inspiration filled the room as Shawn Outler, group vice president of multicultural merchandising and vendor development, Macy's, Inc. shared her story of climbing the corporate ladder with the professional men and women in attendance.   

Pitches for Breakfast *gives black women, who strive to do more and be more, the opportunity to put their ideas and skills to the test and receive constructive feedback from qualified professionals whom they will ultimately face in the marketplace,” said Outler.
October’s *Pitches
for Breakfast* panel included:

 

·         *Rashad Bilal*, vice president, Bilal Group LLC—*a full-service
financial planning firm*

·         *Erik Cliette*, co-owner, Maid Brigade—*a home cleaning service
that offers house cleaning and  *

*       maid services *

 

After receiving “American Idol-style” feedback from the panel, the audience
participated in voting for “Pitch of the Month,” which was awarded to
Sallomé Hralima, social architect for Planit Brooklyn*.   *Salome used her
60 seconds to pitch licensing attorneys about her specialty pop-up shop,
Planet Brooklyn*.   “*Winning October's "Pitch of the Month" was
confirmation that the hard work I have done to get my idea off of the ground
has been well worth it. By providing a space for me to get immediate
feedback from industry professionals, *Pitches for Breakfast* has proven its
commitment to growing women-run businesses and organizations, stated
Hralima.”

 

Five percent of all ticket sales benefit the Harlem CARES Mentor-Recruitment
Circle, a local affiliate of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, founded
by Susan L. Taylor, editor-in-chief emeritus of *ESSENCE* magazine*.  *

 

Check out the *Pitches for Breakfast* Facebook fan page *
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pitches-for-Breakfast/202173224147?ref=ts* for
pitch tips, discount offers, photos, and updates on speakers and judges.  To
view the latest video click *
http://uptownmagazine.com/2010/05/pitches-for-breakfast/*.

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