Tag Archives: elevator speeches

I Don’t Get it – Elevator Pitches

Some of my business friends hate the Elevator Pitch concept and refuse to do them. While I do like the concept, I don’t get the name. Read More »

Networking Worst Practices

I’ve seen a lot of Networking Worst Practices in my 25 plus years of writing and speaking about the topic, but the worst of the worst is making an absolutely terrible first impression on a stranger in less than one minute by delivering an Elevator Speech from Hell!  Read More »

Elevating Your Elevator Speech

A reporter sought me out recently for input on an article she was writing on elevator pitches. He’s a summary of our conversation. Read More »

Taking it to the Top

A new client recently engaged Effective Training & Communication to thoroughly enhance his client communication strategies and tactics. A part of that process is to take his typical Elevator Speech up several notches. What follows is a summary of the exercise I created for him. Follow the steps, fill in your particular details and really take your elevator speech to the top. Read More »

What To Do AFTER Your Elevator Speech

As wannabe Power Networkers, many of you polish your finely-crafted Elevator Speeches or 30-second commercials and deliver them with passion and purpose every chance you get. Great. So let’s assume you’ve just done that at a professional group meeting or networking event … now what do you do? Read More »

How’s Your Escalator Speech?

Regular readers may recall that I write … and rant … a lot about Elevator Speeches, the simple answer to the often-asked question ‘What do you do?’ Sometimes maligned and often done poorly, Elevator Speeches are still a fact of life when you network. Read More »

What Do You Do AFTER Your Elevator Speech?

As Power Networkers, many of us polish our finely crafted Elevator Speeches or 30-second commercials and deliver them with passion and purpose every chance we get. Great. So let’s assume you’ve just done that at a business or professional group networking event … now what do you do? Read More »

I’ve Given my Elevator Speech … Now What?

Has this ever happened to you? You’re networking at a COSE or other professional association event and you’ve just delivered a concise, engaging and listener-centric Elevator Speech to Maria. Good for you! Now, what do you do?

You have several options to continue the conversation, enhance a potentially beneficial new business relationship and learn more about Maria. Here are a few Best Practices I’ve learned from some colleagues or clients who are on the Varsity Networking Team:

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