You just stepped into an elevator and hear someone say "I wish I could find someone who does x".
You say to yourself "I can do that".
At that point, you are either lucky and have "prepared for this opportunity"1 and are ready to deliver your "Elevator Speech" (ES), or you have missed that opportunity because you did not plan for this day.Your ES is the most important section in your One Page LifeWork Profile(s) in your "LifeWork Planning ePortfolio". .
There are many resources to help you develop your ES. I typed "elevator" into a Google search and saw many different types of other searches that people have made about this topic.
Here's what others are saying about your ES.
- Searches for "30 second" (elevator speech) on RileyGuide.com
- Google search for "elevator speech". Below is a very short excerpt from two interesting articles I have found in the search results.
When you find an excellent resource about ES, please send me the link so I can add it below.
- "... An elevator speech is a short (15-30 second, 150 word) sound bite that succinctly and memorably introduces you. It spotlights your uniqueness. It focuses on the benefits you provide. And it is delivered effortlessly. ..." from Preparing Your Elevator Speech
- "... Do practice your speech. Experts disagree about whether you should memorize it, but you should know your speech well enough so you express your key points without sounding as though the speech was memorized. Let it become an organic part of you. Many experts suggest practicing in front of mirrors and role-playing with friends. ...." from Elevator Speech Do's and Don'ts
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- Additional Resources about "your elevator speech"