Rasheen Carbin

There's been a lot of talk in recent years about the elevator pitch, so much so, that it's begun to intimidate people. Don't worry. You don't need to recite The Gettysburg Address.  It's just a short summary of who you are and what you do, not your complete résumé or everything that your company/product does.  It could be 30 seconds, but it should never go past 2 minutes. It's actually fairly easy to come up with one.  Here are 5 tips:

Nadine Lajoie

After the tragedy of the Asiana Boeing 777 plane, crash-landed on the runway at San Francisco airport, as the CEO of our business, but most importantly, the CEO of our “higher self”, the questions we may ask ourselves are: “If that would have happened to us, can we say we lived fully, with enough confidence, passion, love, hugs, and contribution?

“So, What Do YOU Do?”

As a professional speaker and communication consultant, I have been asked for years by nervous entrepreneurs and professionals headed to networking meetings and live events about the best way to put together an “elevator speech.”

Ellen Rohr

 An Elevator Speech: A brief introduction of who you are, what you do and why one would be interested. 

I am a big fan of associations, of networking. I look for ‘eagles!’ I want to find folks who can teach me something. I have spent tens of thousands of dollars attending the best seminars.

Mergers, acquisitions, downsizing, and growth all require an unprecedented need for information about key executives and a framework for assessing the competencies required to lead people during extraordinary times. Yet, even with the revolving doors at the top of many companies spinning faster than ever, organizations still overlook opportunities to develop talent from the bottom up, and they continue to allow the selection of top leadership to turn into messy melodramas.

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