Elevator Pitch: Going Up?


We often talk about the “sound-byte” or “elevator pitch” during the job search process.  When was the last time you developed, updated, or practiced your “pitch?”

According to the Harvard Business School, “You have one minute to explain yourself, your business, your goals, and your passions. Your audience knows none of these. Are you prepared? Can you present your vision smoothly, enticing them to want to know more?”  From my perspective one minute is a bit long, depending on the height of the building and or the speed of the elevator, it could be so.

Back in 2009, the Harvard Business School came out with a nifty little tool that explains the mechanics behind the pitch and then steps you through creating your own pitch–even suggesting key words for you to use. Once you are done, the Harvard Business School Pitch Builder will  then analyze your completed pitch. Try it out here.

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Posted on August 15, 2011, in Job Search and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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