How to Perfect the Elevator Pitch

How to Perfect the Elevator Pitch. If you happen to run into your ideal employer
or business partner, in an elevator – or anywhere else for that matter – you’ll have
about 30 seconds or less to wow them. Here’s how to do it. You will need Skills or ideas A list of descriptive
phrases A description of your qualifications Practice and mirror (optional). Step 1. Brainstorm a list of phrases that describe
you and cross off any cliches or catch phrases. Keep only the most unique and honest statements. Step 2. Craft a description of qualifications that
you can share in 30 seconds or less. Write the pitch like you speak. This will make it easier to deliver and make
it sound more authentic. Step 3. Practice your pitch on friends and family. Ask for feedback and adjust your pitch. It will become natural by doing it over and
over. Use a mirror to pitch yourself. If you can’t look yourself in the eye, how
can you engage someone else? Step 4. Make your pitch about the needs of your listener. Talk about the problems facing their industry
that you are uniquely positioned to solve. Step 5. Describe your value in solving these problems. Step 6. Allow room for dialogue. Most people don’t like to be talked at, so
be conversational and show an interest in them. Step 7. Ask for something – a business card, a phone
call, or permission to send your resume. The point of your pitch is to break the ice
and generate interest, but you need to ask for the next step. Did you know Did you know? As of 2009, the Taipei Financial Center in
Taiwan featured the world’s fastest elevator, running at a top speed of 39 miles per hour.

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