SHPE-NYC Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers New York City Chapter 2008-2009
<ul><li>Colleges & Universities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>City College of New York </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Columbia Univers...
Today <ul><li>How to sell yourself in 30 seconds </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a.k.a. Elevator Pitch </li></ul></ul></...
Why is it important? <ul><li>You never know where opportunities are  </li></ul>
Before the practice <ul><li>Define your objective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You have only 30 seconds to  get to your point and...
Structure - Content Introduction My name is... Content I am a student… Objective I’m looking for.. Closing Contact informa...
How to deliver it <ul><li>It is as important as the content: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Before the practice – Part II <ul><li>Content list: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Achievements you feel more comfortable with  </l...
Practice <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick the ideas from your short list (aligned to the objective – your target...
Practice – Part II <ul><li>One size does not fit all </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can memorize, but be ready to change the sc...
Exercise <ul><li>Prepare - write down a script – 5 minutes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about a particular situation </li><...
After - Follow up <ul><li>Exchange business cards, emails </li></ul>
SHPE-NYC Online Presence <ul><li>SHPE-NYC Website  http://www.shpe-nyc.org   </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook Group:  http://www...
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"How to Sell Yourself in 30 seconds"

  1. 1. SHPE-NYC Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers New York City Chapter 2008-2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Colleges & Universities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>City College of New York </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Columbia University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polytechnic Institute of New York University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SUNY Stony Brook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SUNY Binghamton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hofstra University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manhattan College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New York Institute of Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stevens Institute of Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SHPE Junior Chapter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brooklyn Technical High School </li></ul></ul>Local SHPE Student Affiliations
  3. 3. Today <ul><li>How to sell yourself in 30 seconds </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a.k.a. Elevator Pitch </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Natalie Gil, PMP </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why is it important? <ul><li>You never know where opportunities are </li></ul>
  5. 5. Before the practice <ul><li>Define your objective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You have only 30 seconds to get to your point and capture attention – the elevator ride </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Define your target audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is not about you, it is about what your audience is interested in </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Structure - Content Introduction My name is... Content I am a student… Objective I’m looking for.. Closing Contact information Follow up Email, Call, LinkedIn *suggested
  7. 7. How to deliver it <ul><li>It is as important as the content: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk pace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handshake </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Show your enthusiasm </li></ul>
  8. 8. Before the practice – Part II <ul><li>Content list: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Achievements you feel more comfortable with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achievements you want to land and improve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achievements that will have more impact </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analyze </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How my achievements fit my target audience’s interest </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Practice <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick the ideas from your short list (aligned to the objective – your target audience) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delivery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice with the mirror, roommate, professor. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Practice – Part II <ul><li>One size does not fit all </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can memorize, but be ready to change the script </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be 15 seconds or 10 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be another “hook” : start in other field and turn professional </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Listen to your audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions, comments, gestur es </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Exercise <ul><li>Prepare - write down a script – 5 minutes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about a particular situation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define objective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a draft structure and content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. After - Follow up <ul><li>Exchange business cards, emails </li></ul>
  13. 13. SHPE-NYC Online Presence <ul><li>SHPE-NYC Website http://www.shpe-nyc.org </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook Group: http://www.shpe-nyc.org/facebook </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn Group: http://www.shpe-nyc.org/linkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Subscription: http://www.shpe-nyc.org/twitter </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube Channel: http://www.shpe-nyc.org/youtube </li></ul><ul><li>Event Pictures: http://www.shpe-nyc.org/photos </li></ul><ul><li>Email Contact: [email_address] </li></ul>

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