Copy
Scripting Your Elevator Pitch
View this email in your browser

 

When you are authentic, you create a certain energy... people want to be around you because you are unique.
- Andie MacDowell

 

 

Scripting Your Elevator Pitch

Often times when I am speaking to a group, I ask people to be prepared to share their elevator speech with me and the group. It’s not because I want you to make you nervous or stiff, but it’s because I want you to be able to articulate the value that you bring to a specific client base on a dime. And I want it to sound natural and conversational. I don’t want you to sound like you like you are straining. This is important whether you are meeting people on Zoom or whether you are meeting them at a meeting such as a Chamber function. Being able to talk about yourself is critically important.

You have a wonderful opportunity on Zoom – script out how you want to introduce yourself and watch yourself. See how you look when you say them. Watch a recording of the call you were on. It’s the perfect training ground for crafting a solid elevator pitch.

Here’s some tips for having a strong elevator pitch:

  • Keep it short and interesting. 20-30 seconds is the right amount of time.
  • Start out with a question or statistic as it draws the audience in
  • Say your name, title and company name
  • Explain what you do
  • Share a client success story
  • Avoid niche words or phrases
  • Take your time
  • Include a call to action
  • Keep it conversational
  • Be confident
  • Smile!
  • Say your name at the end of the pitch

Remember, you are not telling them everything about your business. You are just sharing something about one thing – it could be a new product or service that you are offering. Using client success stories is a great way for people to relate to what you have to offer.

Need some help with this? Send me an email or give me a call. It’s fun (for me) and will help you be seen in a more professional light. 

July Networking Calendar

As we continue to hold networking events virtually, I would also like to encourage you to look at educating yourself about social inequality. Ask a friend to join you to listen and learn. Have a discussion with family and friends. Eventbrite has a bunch of great options for this topic in the link below. Some of my regular networking events are listed below as well. Be safe and let’s help each other.

https://www.eventbrite.com/c/educate-yourself-online-racial-equity-workshops-cwwzzcp/

Other Upcoming Networking Events:

July 16th – Wine Women & Health – Women to Women Network

https://www.wtownetwork.com/events-1/virtual-women-wine-health?fbclid=IwAR3gCWfx5bpYc9Sv9GSpOqKwkbNB6oLPZHXjfHloT8G5GytI0qYmOIC8BNg

July 18th – P.O.W.E.R. – Portland Oregon Women’s Entrepreneur Roundtable

https://www.facebook.com/events/766288620778788

July 21st eWomenNetwork Accelerated Networking Event – Guest speaker Mary Pendelton – How to Get Seen on Instagram Without Having a Large Following

https://www.ewomennetwork.com/event/how-to-get-seen-on-instagram-without-having-a-large-following-5588/register 

August 4th – eWomenNetwork Strategic Business Introduction (12 people max)

https://www.ewomennetwork.com/event/strategic-online-business-introductions-5584/register


Be well,


Still not sure how to squeeze networking into your schedule or the best way to ramp up your networking? 

Call me at  503-539-2602 or click here to connect via email.

READY TO UPLEVEL YOUR SKILLS?
STEPHANIE WILL SHOW YOU HOW

Facebook Facebook
Website Website
LinkedIn LinkedIn
Email Email
Copyright © 2020 Stephanie Connects, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp