How to Create an Elevator Speech

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When you're searching for a career, it is important to have an elevator speech ready for any job opportunities that come your way. This presentation shows the importance and effective ways to create an elevator speech.

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How to Create an Elevator Speech

  1. 1. YOU HAD ME AT HELLO! CREATE AN UNFORGETTABLE IMPRESSION WITH A CAN’T MISS ELEVATOR SPEECH. Hallie Crawford www.halliecrawford.com Copyright 2009
  2. 2. ELEVATOR SPEECH - DEFINED <ul><li>12-20 sec or 150 words </li></ul><ul><li>Spotlights the benefit you provide </li></ul><ul><li>Make good impression </li></ul><ul><li>Shows your personality and what makes you unique </li></ul><ul><li>Is memorable </li></ul>Do you need help identifying your ideal career path? ©2002-2009 HallieCrawford.com
  3. 3. WRITING YOUR ELEVATOR SPEECH <ul><li>Identify your target audience . Where are you using it? With whom and for what purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>Write down the &quot;deliverables&quot; – the services or features that you provide, and the benefits your clients or customers derive from your services. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an opening sentence that will grab the listener’s attention. </li></ul>Do you need help identifying your ideal career path? ©2002-2009 HallieCrawford.com
  4. 4. DELIVERY <ul><li>When you deliver your elevator speech, you want it to be </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivered effortlessly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authentic and something you’re comfortable with. People connect with people who are real and authentic. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energizing. Tap into your passion. What do you love about what you do? </li></ul></ul>Do you need help identifying your ideal career path? ©2002-2009 HallieCrawford.com
  5. 5. ACTION STEPS <ul><ul><li>Set your intention before the event - what is your intention with the elevator speech? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write it on a note card. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record it and play it back - do you sound confident, sincere, engaging? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice on 3 people this week. What do they think? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask your friends and family for help. </li></ul></ul>Do you need help identifying your ideal career path? ©2002-2009 HallieCrawford.com
  6. 6. HALLIE CRAWFORD CERTIFIED CAREER COACH <ul><ul><li>Do you feel stuck where you are in your career? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need help with your career transition? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would you like to have a job you're passionate about? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Then contact me for a complimentary consultation: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.halliecrawford.com/contact.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or visit my online store: www.halliecrawford.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m here to help! </li></ul></ul>Do you need help identifying your ideal career path? ©2002-2009 HallieCrawford.com

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