I am now attending (and presenting at) my first ever conference. I have already given the presentation of the paper. I received the following email:
your paper has been selected by the scientific committee as a nominee for the best short paper award.
Along with our congratulations, I would like to invite you for a 2-3 minute short pitch on the last day of the Conference. After the attendants voting, the results of the single winner will be announced on the final part of the Conference.
I have only a very vague idea of what a pitch is. And I am unsure what I am supposed to say/show.
Question 1: What should (and should not) be included in the pitch?
Question 2: Do you have any tips to maximize my chance for winning?
Question 3: Is this a common thing at conferences?