What’s an Elevator Pitch??
You can think of an Elevator Pitch as a “mini persuasive speech” with the persuasive goal of selling yourself (or your product, business, etc.) to a potential employer (or investor). It’s all about telling them who you are, what you strengths/background/skills are, and the type of career/position you’re looking for.
The name comes from the idea that if you happened to be in an elevator with a person who could change the course of your career for the better, you’d have limited time to speak with them before those elevator doors open and they’re gone. Usually, elevator pitches range from 30 seconds to about 2 minutes. For this assignment, you’ll create and deliver a 1-minute pitch to a (hypothetical) prospective employer.
Everyone should have an elevator pitch tucked in their back pocket, because you never know when an influential person will step into your life! When the opportunity presents itself, it’s always best to be as prepared as possible, because it could change the course of your career and your life!