Are you uncomfortable at networking events because you don’t know how to start the conversation? Do you panic and struggle with what to say when an interviewer says, “Tell me about yourself,” or “Why should we hire you?” The elevator pitch provides a way to address these situations. This presentation will describe the elevator pitch – why you need one, the key elements and appropriate length, tips for creating your elevator pitch, and when and how to use your elevator pitch. You will hear suggestions that you can put into practice immediately during the lunchtime networking following the presentation.
About Dr. Marik
Dr. Delores “Dee” Marik is a Career Coach, specializing in helping professionals achieve their career goals, whether seeking new employment, promotional opportunities, or making career transitions. Her passion is equipping individuals with skills to improve their job situations, whether she is working with people one-on-one, or through seminars, such as this. She works with clients to help them focus their job search, develop their marketing plan (including improving their resume), and polish their interview skills. Throughout her career, she has mentored teams and individuals, growing leadership skills, enhancing teamwork skills, and improving communications skills. Many of her former employees and clients have been promoted at least once, in part due to what they learned from Dee.
Dr. Marik's LinkedIn profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/marik)
Cost: $10 (cash only; no checks or credit cards); fee covers program, lunch, tax, and tip.
10:00-10:30 – Arrival of attendees, check-in, name tag acquisition, open networking
10:30-10:40 – Meeting starts, new member introductions
10:40-10:55 – Job leads, contact requests, announcements, etc.
10:55-11:10 – Open networking
11:10-12:00 – Speaker presentation
12:00-1:00 – Lunch and table networking