Networking Minute From The C|SUITE – What is an elevator pitch?

In this Networking Minute video we chat about preparing your elevator pitch.

What is an Elevator Pitch?

An Elevator Pitch is a short well-crafted business pitch telling someone who you are and why they should have a follow-up meeting with you, at which time you can present yourself and your business. The name represents the amount of time you’d have if you were in an elevator with a decision maker from the bottom of the building to the top. An Elevator Pitch should be universal and could be used during a networking event, cocktail party while shopping or even at sporting events. You must have a long version as well as a short version. Practice will allow you to deliver the pitch in a conversational manner so that it does not sound “sales” or canned. A properly worked, rehearsed and delivered Elevator Pitch is the key to that next meeting and your successs.

What are the basic components?

Your Name

Your Company’s Name (say my company is…)

Your Defining Statement (think of this as your personal tagline)

Why Should I Schedule a Follow-up Meeting with You?

Pro-tip:  Make it personal, tell me what my pain is and how you will relieve it and why would I want to follow-up with you

Yes I know that the video is 1.5 minutes long. I talk slow.

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