A Phil’s Fave about Elevator Pitches

Here’s another signature comment you’d hear in any of my networking presentations:

I prefer ‘Elevator Speech’ in stead of ‘Elevator Pitch’:

  • ‘Pitch’ sounds like you’re trying to sell something. Most people don’t like to sell. No one likes to be sold to.
  • ‘Speech’ sounds like you want to share some information.

Even though the difference in connotation is subtle, it can impact the mindset of the person creating and delivering it. So, elevate your elevator speech, not pitch.