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You want to pitch your idea and have the most impact on your audience?

We show you the ways to turn your idea into an appealing story. With our techniques, you will be better able to convince your audience and leave a strong impression on them.

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Learn different techniques on how to speak to the audience and how the medium impacts the presentation. Moreover, obtain high-level insight into fundraising, how to identify the right investors, what information investors are looking for in a presentation and, most importantly, what can be left out.

Why?
No matter whether you have to pitch your startup idea to receive funding, or to introduce it to your potential stakeholder, it is important that your pitch is informative and entertaining.

Which situation?
You are an entrepreneur or the founder of a startup and you want to learn how to improve your pitching skills. Participate in our Perfect Pitch training to get one-on-one feedback from our experts that will help you optimize your pitch to your target audience." }, { "size": "3", "label": "Storytelling", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Storytelling-2.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
Learn how to structure presentations to convey sophisticated messages in a clear and comprehensible way. Also, learn about dramaturgical formula that helps you to structure effective presentations. Based on this formula, you can then develop your own storyline by using a professional dramaturgy.

Why?
Participants gain insight into different ways to tell their story, present their product or service in front of any jury or investor, and learn how to express their main messages in a fascinating and professional way.

Which situation?
You are an entrepreneur or the founder of a startup, and you need to build presentations that are both fascinating and professional." }, ] }, { "id": "identify_needs", "popup": { "title": "identify needs", "text": "

You want to illuminate the core problem behind the challenge?

“If I had an hour to solve a problem, I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”
― Albert Einstein

Adopt the same mindset as Albert Einstein. Use our innovation methods to explore new perspectives that will help you uncover your customers’ true needs.

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Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to develop innovative solutions. It takes place at the intersection of people, technology and business. As a result, it unleashes the potential for completely new solutions.

Why?
Put the users at the center of your development process and build the solution together with them. By integrating multiple feedback-loops, your product can be tested at every stage of its development. Furthermore, this process promotes creative solutions and leads to a detailed understanding of the problem itself.

Which situation?
You and your colleagues have a challenge but don't have a proper starting point for solving it? Take part in one of our workshops and develop a deep understanding of the challenge to find the right problem to solve. Then find a user-oriented solution, which could be a service, a process or a tangible product." }, { "size": "2", "label": "Lean Start-Up", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Lean-Startup-2.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
Lean Start-Up is a methodology for figuring out exactly what customers want and need.

Why?
You need to generate real evidence and build confidence in any decision you make about your business.

Which situation?
You need to get out of your office, get out of your lab, and start talking to customers as soon as you have an idea." }, { "size": "3", "label": "Persona
(Marketing)", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Persona-Marketing-2.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
Personas are fictional, generalized characters that encompass the various needs, goals, and observed behavior patterns among your real and potential customers. Creating personas allows you to create or modify the best product/service for the needs of your customer.

Why?
Personas help you understand your customers better.

Which situation?
If you can't answer these questions: Do you know where your target group eats today? Do you know their favorite color?" }, ] }, { "id": "improve_ideas", "popup": { "title": "improve ideas", "text": "

You can’t find new approaches for your idea?
You are stuck in your ideation process?
You can‘t conceptualize your idea?

Take a step back and get a new perspective on your topic.
Our innovation training enables you to uncover new approaches for your idea.

Our innovation training enables you to take a new approach.

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Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to develop innovative solutions. It takes place at the intersection of people, technology and business. As a result, it unleashes the potential for completely new solutions.

Why?
Put the users at the center of your development process and build the solution together with them. By integrating multiple feedback-loops, your product can be tested at every stage of its development. Furthermore, this process promotes creative solutions and leads to a detailed understanding of the problem itself.

Which situation?
You and your colleagues have a challenge but don't have a proper starting point for solving it? Take part in one of our workshops and develop a deep understanding of the challenge to find the right problem to solve. Then find a user-oriented solution, which could be a service, a process or a tangible product." }, { "size": "2", "label": "Persona (Marketing)", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Persona-(Marketing).aspx", "tooltip": "What?
Personas are fictional, generalized characters that encompass the various needs, goals, and observed behavior patterns among your real and potential customers. Creating personas allows you to create or modify the best product/service for the needs of your customer.

Why?
Personas help you understand your customers better.

Which situation?
If you can't answer these questions: Do you know where your target group eats today? Do you know their favorite color?" }, ] }, { "id": "generate_ideas", "popup": { "title": "generate ideas", "text": "

You’re looking for an innovative solution to your problem?

Learn different methods of diagnosing your problem and move into the solution process along with your customers.

", "button": "Find a list of training courses here" }, "bubbles": [ { "size": "4", "label": "Design Thinking", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Design-Thinking.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to develop innovative solutions. It takes place at the intersection of people, technology and business. As a result, it unleashes the potential for completely new solutions.

Why?
Put the users at the center of your development process and build the solution together with them. By integrating multiple feedback-loops, your product can be tested at every stage of its development. Furthermore, this process promotes creative solutions and leads to a detailed understanding of the problem itself.

Which situation?
You and your colleagues have a challenge but don't have a proper starting point for solving it? Take part in one of our workshops and develop a deep understanding of the challenge to find the right problem to solve. Then find a user-oriented solution, which could be a service, a process or a tangible product." }, ] }, { "id": "prepare_for_business", "popup": { "title": "prepare for business", "text": "

You want to test the feasibility of your idea in a real business setting?

Learn about the essential functions of a business including procurement and financing. With this knowledge, you can assess your idea and measure its potential profitability.

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Perform several rounds of practical business model iteration. By including presentations, discussions and getting feedback on your results, you will optimize your output.

Why?
Learn about different methods for tackling the various parts of the Business Model Canvas (including the Value Proposition Canvas).

Which situation?
You are working on a new project, your idea is defined, and now it's time to think about your business model? Participate in our Business Model Canvas (BMC) training to learn about the methodology, and how to use it to develop your first BMC." }, { "size": "2", "label": "Contract Management", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Contract-Management.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
Gain basic knowledge about how to create and cancel contracts. Learn about the most important content within different kinds of contracts. Licensing and basic company law is also part of this training.

Why?
Participants get an initial overview of what to have in mind when creating a contract, which kind of contract best fits their needs, how to work with existing contracts, what to be aware of, etc.

Which situation?
You are about to form a company or you have already founded one, and now you want to learn the basics of contract management? Participate in our Contract Management training and get your questions answered by our experienced lawyers." }, { "size": "4", "label": "Finance &
Accounting", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Finance--Accounting.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
Finance & Accounting provides entrepreneurs with the basics of what a future CEO needs to know about this topic. This training offers individual coaching on how to finance your project, as well as case analysis of financing options.

Why?
Learn about the basics of finance and accounting, and what you need to take care of, including how to finance your startup/project, and how to assess financing options.

Which situation?
You are an entrepreneur looking for financial expertise in order to establish the Finance & Accounting function of your business? Participate in our Finance & Accounting training to learn about the basics and to analyze your own situation with our experts." }, { "size": "3", "label": "German
Labour Law", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/German-Labour-Law.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
Gain a basic understanding of German Labour Law, Individual & Collective Law, Contracts (create, end, etc.), Notice of Cancellation, and German Labour Time Health & Safety.

Why?
Learn about the German laws and regulations that founders and companies should be aware of when building a startup.

Which situation?
You are about to form or have already founded a startup, and you are looking for insights into German Labour Law? Participate in our German Labour Law training and learn more about the topic from our experienced lawyers." }, { "size": "1", "label": "IP Management", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/IP-Mangement-.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
IP = Intellectual Property.

We offer individual IP workshops on demand to fit your needs. That could mean basic training or a deep dive into a specific challenge you are facing.

Why?
IP training is offered to ensure that ideas are examined within the context of potential IP issues that could occur.

Which situation?
You are working at a Startup or within a project team and you need to deal with IP topics to generate new business." }, { "size": "1", "label": "Lean
Start-Up", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Lean-Startup-3.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
Lean Start-Up is a methodology for figuring out exactly what customers want and need.

Why?
You need to generate real evidence and build confidence in any decision you make about your business.

Which situation?
You need to get out of your office, get out of your lab, and start talking to customers as soon as you have an idea." }, { "size": "2", "label": "Negotiation and Cold Calls", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Negotiation-and-cold-calls.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
Learn the "golden rules" of negotiation including convince vs. negotiate, the three most important "Dos & Donts", and how to build a relationship within a negotiation. In addition, gain an understanding of the goal of a cold call and basics of telephone communication, as well as handling objections.

Why?
Almost every startup faces them sooner or later.

Which situation?
You are an entrepreneur or the founder of a startup, and you need to learn the basics of negotiation and cold calling. Participate in our Negotiation & Cold Calls training to learn how to successfully negotiate with and cold call your potential customers." }, { "size": "1", "label": "Perfect Pitch", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Perfect-Pitch.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
Learn different techniques on how to speak to the audience and how the medium impacts the presentation. Moreover, obtain high-level insight into fundraising, how to identify the right investors, what information investors are looking for in a presentation and, most importantly, what can be left out.

Why?
No matter whether you have to pitch your startup idea to receive funding, or to introduce it to your potential stakeholder, it is important that your pitch is informative and entertaining.

Which situation?
You are an entrepreneur or the founder of a startup and you want to learn how to improve your pitching skills. Participate in our Perfect Pitch training to get one-on-one feedback from our experts that will help you optimize your pitch to your target audience." }, { "size": "2", "label": "Procurement", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Procurement.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
In this workshop, our Procurement colleagues will share some insights on typical procurement organizations & processes, and lead a dialog to find out what the teams need to build a successful collaboration.

Why?
Participants become familiar with procurement processes within Merck.

Which situation?
You are interested in starting a business with Merck? Our colleagues from Procurement will provide you with fundamental insight into the Merck processes you need to understand when planning a successful collaboration." }, { "size": "1", "label": "Storytelling", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Storytelling.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
Learn how to structure presentations to convey sophisticated messages in a clear and comprehensible way. Also, learn about dramaturgical formula that helps you to structure effective presentations. Based on this formula, you can then develop your own storyline by using a professional dramaturgy.

Why?
Participants gain insight into different ways to tell their story, present their product or service in front of any jury or investor, and learn how to express their main messages in a fascinating and professional way.

Which situation?
You are an entrepreneur or the founder of a startup, and you need to build presentations that are both fascinating and professional." }, ] }, { "id": "lead_and_collaborate_innovative", "popup": { "title": "lead & collaborate innovative", "text": "

You want to set up an innovative working environment?

Our training will help you to switch on your innovative mindset and influence the overall atmosphere within the team.

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Leadership
(Process)", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Digital-Leadership-(Process).aspx", "tooltip": "" }, { "size": "2", "label": "Innovation Team Dynamics", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Inno-Team-Dynamics.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
During your journey as an innovation team you will face many exciting and inspiring situations that are also challenging. Check your team's status and reflect on your collaboration with a neutral and experienced team coach.

- Scenario, examples, connect to personal level

Why?
Team dynamics can interfere significantly with team success. Many teams fail because they don't deal with this reality. In order to reach your shared goals and build a strong team, it is crucial that you assess the way your team collaborates regularly.

Which situation?
There are many situations your team may face: team member turnover, high workloads and ambiguity, conflicts, challenging circumstances, changes of direction,…" }, { "size": "4", "label": "Innovative Coaching", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Innovative-Coaching.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
1-1 sessions with a qualified coach who is your neutral sparring partner. You will work on your topic.

Why?
Empowering yourself to thrive. The coach challenges and supports you in finding solutions. At the end of the process, you have new ideas, perspectives and approaches for your innovation journey.

Which situation?
You are in the middle of an innovation project facing ambiguity, complexity, and time pressure.

If you need new perspectives, options, or coping strategies, use Innovative Coaching." }, { "size": "1", "label": "Lean Start-Up", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Lean-.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
Lean Start-Up is a methodology for figuring out exactly what customers want and need.

Why?
You need to generate real evidence and build confidence in any decision you make about your business.

Which situation?
You need to get out of your office, get out of your lab, and start talking to customers as soon as you have an idea." }, { "size": "3", "label": "Reflect To
Grow", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Reflect2Grow.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
An appointment with yourself for reflection and self-development. Take this opportunity and use the guided Reflect2Grow sessions to meet with yourself!

Why?
You will reflect on specific situations and find your own (best) way to deal with it.

Which situation?
You are very busy dealing with lots of tasks in your daily job. And you know that it's worthwhile to take the time to stop, reflect, and improve." }, { "size": "2", "label": "SCRUM", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/Scrum.aspx", "tooltip": "What?
Scrum is a process for developing a product within one team without a hierarchy. Through regular feedback loops, you improve your working environment continuously. The product features are adjusted during the process in cooperation with stakeholders. Use Scrum to get away from complex organizational structures and create a lean process.

Why?
Scrum provides a lean structure to manage the product development process. The continuous feedback loops and ongoing adjustment of product specifications lead to an optimal use of resources and a customer-oriented product.

Which situation?
You are working in a group and you need to develop your product from its initial stages until completion within an agile framework. Please note: Scrum is not just an IT-relevant methodology, it is also valid for projects in other areas." }, { "size": "2", "label": "WOL (Working out loud)", "link": "https://evarooms.merckgroup.com/Topic/VIC/en-us/Pages/Enable%20yourself/WOL-(Working-Out-Loud).aspx", "tooltip": "What?
A Working Out Loud Circle is a peer support group of 4-5 people in which each member builds relationships related to an individual goal. Circles meet for an hour a week for 12 weeks.

Why?
WOL creates a more collaborative, innovative culture. Instead of traditional networking, you develop relationships based on your contributions over time, ranging from attention and appreciation to your learning and other work that you make visible. You do so with a sense of generosity, curiosity, and purpose.

Which situation?
You are working on a project as a team, and you need to strengthen work relationships that support you in achieving your goals." }, ] }, ] }