The secrets of giving a great elevator pitch

An elevator pitch is an enticing and interesting three or  four-sentence summary of you. But you do more than talk about yourself.  Your elevator pitch gets the listener interested.

Your elevator pitch starts with your name, of course, but also consider  throwing in a “hook” that gives the person you’re speaking with an  opening to ask you questions.

Who Are You?

The second part of your elevator pitch explains what you do. However, you shouldn’t limit yourself to a job title.

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What Do You Do?

While this can include specific skills, you can also trace your career  path or accomplishments to illustrate how you use your skills.

What’s Unique About You?

This section is what you hope will happen, which could be a job, internship, or just a new networking connection.

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