(Excerpted from Wikipedia: An elevator pitch is used to quickly and simply define a person, profession, product, service, organization or event and its value proposition.
The name "Elevator Pitch" reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span of an elevator ride, or approximately thirty seconds to two minutes. The term itself comes from a scenario of an accidental meeting with someone important in the elevator. If the conversation inside the elevator in those few seconds is interesting and value adding, the conversation will continue after the elevator ride or end in exchange of business cards or a scheduled meeting.
An example is pitching an idea to a venture capitalist or angel investor to receive funding. Venture capitalists often judge the quality of an idea by the quality of its elevator pitch quickly weeding out bad ideas and weak teams. Elevator pitches are also used in many other situations. Personal uses include job interviewing, dating, and summarizing professional services.)
How do you confidently let people know how your skills and abilities add value to them in 90 seconds?
Your strong and specific pitch turns every meeting into an opportunity to connect personally and professionally. And in today’s ‘tweet-time’ culture, it helps to be concise in telling what you do and sharing who you are while showing your personality.
And don’t you deserve to show your best ‘you’ in every interaction?
We say ‘yes’! Perfect the pitch you have or create a new one as we learn, practice and share in this fun and interactive meet-up. We’ll walk through the 3 ways messages are ‘heard’ to polish your pitch:
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Join us and you’ll walk out with:
A polished pitch, and new contacts, ready to share your best ‘you’.
Linda Katz is a Communication and Conflict Management Coach with over 25 years experience coaching and facilitating communication, conflict management, leadership, management, and, creativity. She knows ‘the way you do anything is the way you do everything’ and works with people to polish their ‘everything’ personally, professionally, and financially through communication style and values. She blogs at http://www.communicationessentials.wordpress.com and can be found on twitter at @katz_communicat