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Category: Elevator Pitch

Is it time to quit your networking group?

September 19, 2017
Elevator Pitch

Is it time to quit your networking group? Probably not. I mean, sure, people complain all the time that they’re not getting any leads. And at least one of my clients had a lot more patience than I ever would. She had been part of a networking group for three years, and had gotten zero […]

Elevator Pitch Treasure Hunt

September 5, 2017
Elevator Pitch

My daughters yell “Treasure Hunt!” and dive into the pool. A treasure hunt? In a pool? I keep quiet so as not to interfere with their fun. But I’m super skeptical. On a beach, I understand. In the woods, sure. On the moon, definitely. But in a pool… Of course, the last laugh is on […]

Where there’s smoke…

August 9, 2017
Elevator Pitch

I need a new smoke detector, but I can’t figure out which one to replace. Here’s how it works: A broken smoke detector beeps three times. Then waits about 10 seconds. Then beeps another three times. Then it goes quiet. For days. Since I have 17 smoke detectors, when I hear the beeps, I go […]

ABC’s of the Elevator Pitch

August 7, 2017
Elevator Pitch

First, grab their attention! Here’s an example: Look around the room the next time you stand up to give your 30-Second Elevator Pitch. Instead of looking at you, people are …on their phones …staring out the window …chatting with their neighbor …thinking about dinner So how do you grab their attention? You have to talk […]

A Conversation Starter

August 4, 2017
Elevator Pitch

I wasn’t expecting to cause such a ruckus… “Is everything ok?” “There’s still some left…” “Did you finish already?” “Life without chocolate just isn’t worth living.” My crime: I had opted not to have a piece of cake after lunch. Click here to see 3 ways (not having to do with cake) to start conversations […]