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The art of pitching and networking

9:30AM to 12:30PM



Cultivate your network to make your career flourish

Pre-registration required

This two (2) three (3)-hour workshop is designed to provide dance artists and cultural workers with key elements for understanding the art of networking, and to engage them in action.

Based on communication theories – which you’ll experience through lectures, group discussions and sub-group exercises – you’ll learn how to identify your target audience, adapt your discourse and adopt good communication practices to make a better impression, generate interest and increase your impact in your professional circles.

You’ll develop a pitch that’s both catchy and adapted to your audience’s profile, reality and level of understanding. You’ll also see how you can make new contacts and consolidate your professional network.



  • Acquire more effective interpersonal, active listening and communication skills that reach the right audiences.
  • Be able to present yourself or your offer clearly, concisely and coherently, in order to increase your impact with collaborators, presenters, funders and audiences.
  • Develop a discourse that takes into account the target audience and arouses their interest.
  • Identify your needs and acquire the skills to develop, expand and cultivate your professional network.

Individual support

At the end of the group training session, you can benefit from at least one (1) hour of individual coaching with the trainer, in order to deepen the notions learned in the group according to your specific needs.


Who can benefit from this training?

For artists and all types of dance professionals.



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Very active in the arts, culture and event industry for over 15 years, Dominique Rheault is a self-employed trainer/accompanist, a professional development agent with Culture Bas-St-Laurent, and a musical artist (pianist, DJ, composer).

His main objective is to help individuals and organizations in culture to cultivate their professional network with a unique approach mobilizing principles of integral development, interpersonal communication and analysis of human communication networks.

He has provided training to a number of organizations, including the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), the Conseil québécois de la musique (CQM-GMMQ), Culture pour tous and several members of the Réseau des conseils régionaux de la culture du Québec (RCRCQ). He has also worked with NPOs in the digital arts, music, theater and dance.



This training is offered by the Regroupement québécois de la danse. It is made possible through financial support from the Gouvernement du Québec, through the Intervention-Compétences program administered by Compétence Culture.

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