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Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech
Transcript of Networking 101: Creating an Elevator Speech
Creating an Elevator Speech
You are going to meet an organization recruiter and you want to impress them
- a conversational, friendly,
that you can deliver no matter what
- named because its length should be less than or equal to the time you spend in an elevator which is usually about 60 seconds
What is an Elevator Speech?
Other Networking opportunities:
What is an elevator speech?
What should an elevator speech include?
Elevator speech specifics
Elevator speech taboos
How to start/How to deliver
Do NOT include:
- personal issues
- health issues
- race/ethnic info
How to Deliver Your Elevator Speech
Watch for time constraints
People behind you in line
Start a conversation:
- introduce yourself
- weather, arts, and leisure
- talk about the company or the university
Write it down first
Practice by yourself
Be assessed for credit
Be sure to be assessed before you leave!
Key Points to Include:
Your major and level/grad date
What you are seeking/Interested in
Full-time, internship, part-time
Achievements or distinguishing factors
Internship, work experience, leadership activities, organizational activities, supported yourself through college, etc.
Ask for assistance/how to follow up
1. Dress professionally
2. Come prepared - do your research
3. Lead with your strengths
4. Be respectful even if they don't have what you are seeking
5. Express interest in other opportunities
6. Ask for a card - follow up
When to Use Your Elevator Speech