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The Elevator Pitch
Transcript of The Elevator Pitch
An elevator pitch is a 30-second summary of who you are, and what your value is to a potential employer.
Little league games
Waiting in line at ice cream shops
At the pharmacy
Don’t give a personal or professional biography. This will loose the listeners’ interest quickly
When crafting your pitch, you should cover five main areas:
(Your Name, as well as any networking contact)
(Your Professional Title)
(3 Ways you can help companies moving forward)
What special Skills do you bring to the table?
Make sure they relate to helping save money and/or time
(3 Companies/Clients/Industries you’ve worked for)
(Why have you chosen this field/ Been Successful
Have a few variations ready for different situations
Stay poised and confident
Keep it natural
Avoid a robotic or memorized tone
Be sure to slow down
Be mindful of Umms and Uhhs
The idea is to start a dialogue
Our writing and speaking styles are different
Know how to answer follow-up questions