This section features articles on how to deliver a good and effective elevator speech.
In summary, an elevator speech is a pitch that you make to sell yourself. No... it doesn't have to be made
"in an elevator," although it helps to imagine yourself in the elevator with the other person as you fine-tune
your speech. The idea is that by the time the
elevator ride is over, you have to be done with your
An elevator speech has to be clear and concise. You
should be able to deliver your core message in less than
a minute. Try to look natural, avoid stumbling along the way and everything will go fine.
Practice makes perfect!
If you were presented with the opportunity to meet someone who could give you a job or
a promotion, what would you say? Do you even have something prepared?
A good pitch is sometimes the start of something bigger.
Don't miss your chance when the time comes.