Comic credit: zoitz
30 seconds to say who you are, what you do, why it's important. It just doesn't seem like enough time, does it?
An elevator pitch - or a pitch about yourself that you could deliver in the length of an elevator ride - is a great tool to have prepared for quick encounters. A good elevator pitch will include three key elements:
- Your name. No kidding, please don't forget this part.
- What you do. This should not be confused with your job title. "What you do" is a description of your goal or tasks.
- Why it matters to the other person in the elevator.
- Do not have to be used in elevators alone. They are a great tool for use at social gatherings, conferences, when you're introduced to someone in a hurry, or really anytime you need to get started with an introduction.
- Do not need to take the full 30 seconds.
- Should be in simple, easy to understand terms that anyone can comprehend.
How'd you do? We want to hear/read your elevator pitches! Add your 30 second (or less) self-promo in the comments section. Also, if you have any questions or can't think of a good way to simplify what you do, let us know. Think what you do is too complicated for 30 seconds? We're ready for the challenge.