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The Elevator Pitch

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MicroTrain Technologies

on 9 January 2014

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Transcript of The Elevator Pitch

The Elevator Pitch
Certifications
LinkedIn/
Online Presence

EMPLOYMENT!
The Resume
Woo!
Interviewing Skills
What?
An elevator pitch is a 30-second summary of who you are, and what your value is to a potential employer.
Why?
How?
Networking
Personal Brand
Practice!
Where?
Job interviews
Trade shows
Individual introductions
Group introductions
Job clubs
Job fairs
Buffet lines
Little league games
Bowling Alleys
Church
Waiting in line at ice cream shops
The library
At the pharmacy
Grocery stores
Anywhere!
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:
Who
(Your Name, as well as any networking contact)
What
(Your Professional Title)
How
(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
Where
(3 Companies/Clients/Industries you’ve worked for)
Why
(Why have you chosen this field/ Been Successful
Have a few variations ready for different situations
Writing Tips
Practice!
Record yourself
Body language
Stay poised and confident
Eye contact
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
Performing Tips
The.Professional.Me continued...
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