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How strong is your elevator pitch?  Is your elevator pitch strong enough to grab someones attention, and engage them to want to learn more about your business?  Is your elevator pitch packed with a whole lot of nothing that bores the average listener with the all about you jargon?  Or does your elevator pitch get the job done every time?

An elevator pitch is defined as a persuasive message to get people to take action in the time needed to take an elevator ride.  So as you step into the elevator you just realized that the head of the multi-million dollar company that you have been looking to get business from is already in the elevator and going up to the 80th floor.  You realize that you have just about 30 seconds to get him interested in what your business can do for him.  As the elevator rises you introduce yourself and start to talk.  Are you ready because here is the moment that your elevator pitch becomes the star? 

The plan is to plan for situations such as this.  Great elevator pitches are created and not guessed at, or improvised.  Understanding that a good elevator pitch can be worth thousands or even millions for you, does not let you leave it to chance or happenstance.   Write your best elevator pitch out or have a professional prepare one for you.  Look at elevator pitch samples, check out elevator pitch templates.  Learn how to write a winning elevator pitch.  There are several examples of elevator pitches on the internet.  Once it's prepared, memorize it, say it loud and proud in front of the mirror, family, friends, and associates.  Fine tune several elevator pitches for each target market that you service, or occasion.

Elevator pitches can be used in almost every situation... business networking affairs, meetings, conferences, or standing on line at the supermarket.  If given 30 seconds to make your impression are you hitting the mark, or missing it all together?



Submitted by Sherise Patterson
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2/14/2013 09:30:31 pm

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