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How is YOUR elevator pitch?

March 2, 2011

If you find yourself doing more face-to-face networking like many of us, you need a good elevator pitch. In other words 30-60 seconds to showcase what you have to offer. Here are top 5 tips for an elevator pitch that gets results – from a recent Forbes Magazine article:

1. It’s not about you. It’s about the audience. Your pitch should address what is in it for them!
2. One size does not fit all. Each audience has different needs. Your pitch should address those needs.
3. Leave out the fluff. It should be short, sweet and to the point.
4. Tell them what makes you better than the rest. It is OK to toot your own horn! This is your opportunity to explain why you beat the competition.
5. Practice makes perfect. Your elevator pitch should not sound like it came from a can. Practice doing it in a conversational tone.

Rose-Anne Raies, A+ Virtual Assistant, West Palm Beach, FL
Source: http://blogs.forbes.com/work-in-progress/2010/05/05/5-tips-for-an-elevator-pitch-that-gets-results

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  1. March 14, 2011 5:27 pm

    Ro

    Great Blog love the info you are putting out there
    My blog is http://bkdaly.wordpress.com/ if you would like to subscribe

    Thanks
    Bryan Daly

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