Elevator Pitch 101

How to Master Your Value and Create a Favorable First Impression

Posted by Liz Taylor Feb 18, 2015

To create a favorable first impression, every professional should have an elevator pitch nailed down. Confidence and swagger are key in the delivery as people will form an opinion on your credibility.  Consider your elevator pitch as the prime time to quickly identify your value proposition.

Your pitch should be 15-30 seconds and includes:

1.)    What is the name of your company and how is it interesting? This is the time to identify the product or service and target market your company serves.

2.)    Communicate how your company is unique or better than other options (state your competitive advantage).

3.)    What is your role at the company (why are you an important asset)? 

Make sure that anyone from any industry can clearly understand your company and role. Practice makes perfect, so prep in front of a mirror, watch your body language and make sure it’s memorized to avoid padding. 

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