So you must pitch using only the “ten hundred” most common words. Quite a discipline.
I think this would make an excellent mini-sales meeting or conference exercise.
For homework, people could try it out beforehand. Then you compare and award the best that’s read out.
Take a brand new item. Set a (small) upper-word limit. Craft your pitch!
If the site’s not around when you read this, then there’s always giving the same idea a bash but only using words of two syllables (-ing endings excepted!) as per the Orwell rules of clear writing. And no jargon allowed at all!
Give it a go yourself. And I like the way the journo has left in words that weren’t allowed using that strikethrough technique. That’d look great on a slide heradling this workshop too.