What Do You Do?
An elevator pitch is a 30-60 second brief, persuasive statement that you use to spark interest when chatting with someone at a networking event or if someone asks, “What do you do?“.
You can also use them to create interest in your project, idea, or product – or even yourself.
A good elevator pitch should last no longer than a short elevator ride of 30 seconds, hence the name.
Your elevator pitch should be interesting, memorable, and succinct – and clearly explain what makes you or your business unique.
During our SEWN Socializer we will have a presentation by Community Futures along with a live demonstration of an elevator pitch. We’ve prepared these handouts and resources to help you prepare a new pitch or polish up an existing pitch for yourself. There is even a simple madlibs-style “fill in the blanks” formula to help get you started…
[quote] “When your mouth is OPEN, so is your business.
When your mouth is CLOSED, so is your business.”[/quote]
Here are some fabulous articles that will share some other tips, systems and formulas so you can craft a pitch that works best for you and your business…
Self-Promote with Stunning Elevator Pitches (with examples)
4 Goals of an Effective Elevator Pitch using F.A.R.M.
Elevator Pitch Hacks for Women (with video examples)