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How to Nail an Elevator Pitch
Tips from a career coach

You have limited time and are in front of management or prospective job opportunity, make sure to maximize this time to show off your skillset and who you are!


What is an elevator pitch? An elevator pitch is a brief persuasive conversation that you have to showcase who you are and to ignite interest in what you do.  It should be no longer than 30 seconds. The purpose is to get them to like you or remember you!


Here are my career coach tips for how to create an elevator pitch:


  1. What is your position and, what value do you, your company or product provide? My name is x and I _____.

  2. Answer what problems do you help solve?

  3. Who are you talking to? What target audience are you trying to reach? 


For example, my name is Jenn DeWall, I'm a career & life coach, Leadership Expert and Motivational Speaker in Denver working with Millennials and I help them navigate the career process, develop leadership and empower confidence to accomplish their goals. So they can get promoted, become strong leaders, and create career success.

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