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Examples of a 30-Second Elevator Pitch

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Business Coach Life Coach
Business Lawyer Mortgage Broker
Commercial Real Estate Project Management
Employee Benefits Realtor
Financial Advisor Renewable Energy
HR Professional Researcher
Interior Designer Sales
Job Seeker: Comptroller TV News Anchor
Job Seeker: Engineering Website Designer
Job Seeker: HR Wholesaler


Example Elevator Pitch for a Business Coach

When was the last time you printed out and saved a thank-you email? I was at a trade show recently and took digital pictures of the booths of my prospects. When I got back to the office I sent each one a thank you card with a picture of their booth on it. When I stopped by for a sales call a few weeks later, the card was proudly displayed on their desk. When you’re ready to make a lasting impression, hand me your business card for a free walk through of our proprietary system. My name is _______ and I want you to build better business relationships through effective follow up.

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Example Elevator Speech for a Business Lawyer

I have a broad business practice so let me give you an example. I was working with a guy who originally called me to handle a trademark matter which we took care of. As I got to know his business, it turned out that his larger issues was that his PhD employees were stealing his ideas and he didn’t have any agreements in place to prevent it. I worked with him to create non-compete and non-disclosure agreements to protect his intellectual property and his business. My name is ______ and I’m a business lawyer who specializes in keeping you out of court.

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Another Example 30-Second Elevator Pitch for a Business Lawyer

Let me give you an example of the kind of work I do. As you may know, business owners frequently sign a personal guarantee to get funding to start their business. I was representing a lender who was enforcing a guarantee against a guy whose business had failed. After back-and-forth negotiations we worked out a settlement agreement where the guy would pay back over time, meaning that the lender would get their money and the guy didn’t have a judgment hanging over his head. My name is ______ and I’m a business attorney.

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Example Elevator Statement for Commercial Real Estate

I have a broad based practice, so let me give you a specific example. I was called in four months before the grand opening of the Ritz Carleton in Boston to transition it from construction project to operating hotel. While four months is not usually enough time for this type of project, I hired and trained the staff such as concierges and doormen, wrote the operating manuals on what to say and how to dress, and made sure that the hotel, theater, and retail space systems all worked smoothly together. The hotel opened on time. My name is _____ with _______________, and a great referral for me is a commercial construction project that’s within a year of its grand opening.

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Example 60-Second Elevator Speech for an Employee Benefits Consultant

Let me tell you about some of the work I’ve done for a recent client. A property and casualty insurance broker referred us to a 100 person company that was buying themselves out of their New York parent. In creating their benefits from scratch we had to make sure that their employees were educated about and comfortable with the new packages, and ensure that the company staffed up to prepare for administering those benefits. We took them through our 2 month process and rolled out their new benefits plan smoothly and on time. My name is ________ and if you are interested in avoiding the top five mistakes companies make when changing benefit plans, please hand me your card and I will email you our free white paper.

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Example Personal Statement for a Financial Advisor

Let me give you a quick example. I met someone at a party recently who was in so much debt he was having trouble paying his monthly bills. As a result of my free in-home consultation I was able to consolidate their debt so they are paying it off 9 years earlier while also saving $450 per month. My name is ______ and a great referral for me is someone who’s having trouble paying their monthly bills.

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Sample Elevator Pitch for an HR Professional

I have a broad range of experience, so let me tell you about my best project. When I joined as an HR manager they were losing engineers left and right and having trouble attracting top engineers fast enough to keep their teams productive. I implemented a series of recruiting strategies like having our executives give talks at premier engineering colleges and conducting informal referral get togethers. I’m happy to report that as a result we were able to attract and hire top talent thereby growing the business by 60%.
My name is _______ and I’m an HR professional who implements innovative recruiting strategies.

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Sample Elevator Speech for an Interior Designer

I work with people who are renovating their bathrooms. I create shower enclosures, sinks, and backsplashes made entirely of glass. If you’re wondering what a glass sink looks like, please come ask me to see an example. My name is _______ and I design renovations in glass.

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Sample Elevator Pitch for a Job Seeker: Comptroller

I was working on a project I’m particularly proud of as VP of finance for a company where the drivers were charging a lot of overtime and eating up company profits. I found a vendor and implemented a technology solution that documents driver activity so the supervisors could hold them accountable for hours worked. This saved the company $1.6 million with no impact on customer satisfaction and no loss of jobs. My name is __________, and I am interested in a position as a comptroller.

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Personal Elevator Pitch for a Job Seeker: Engineering

My favorite job was where I was the Willy Wonka of Chemistry. I was working for a large pharmaceutical company with their validation engineers to validate the equipment and processes in their new lab. I call it the Willy Wonka job because there was no standing around. I was constantly moving drums, climbing ladders, pumping solutions through pipes and running around 400 liter reactors. I’m happy to report that once the lab opened, it doubled the production capacity for the company. My name is ________ and I am the Willy Wonka of Chemistry.

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Elevator Speech Template for a Job Seeker: HR

Do you mind if I give you a quick example of my work? I was hiring a new GM for the primary condominiums at the Ritz Carleton. Half way through an interview with one candidate I told him that I thought he would be better off at a hiring and training company. He agreed that he liked to mentor people and set up systems and processes so I referred him to another job I knew about where he is now happy and successful. My name is ________ and I am looking for an opportunity in HR.

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Elevator Pitch Template for a Life Coach

I work with women who are facing divorce. I was working with a client recently whose husband announced that he had a girlfriend and wanted a divorce. Rather than staying mad, she joined my coaching program and took charge of the situation. She kicked him out, changed the locks, filed for divorce, and ended up saving the marriage. I’m _______ and while I can’t always guarantee that result I can empower you in your relationships.

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Sales Speech Example for a Mortgage Broker

How many of you know the current interest rate for a residential home loan? Actually, today it’s ___%, although you probably wouldn’t get that rate. Your final rate depends on your credit cards, student and car loans, and type of loan you want. For example, are you refinancing at a lower rate? Are you a first time home buyer? Are you taking cash out of your home? So just so you know, if you call me today and ask for my interest rate, I would first have to sit down with you and find out the answers to these questions. My name is _________ and I help people attain the goal of home ownership.

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Example of an Elevator Pitch for Project Management

Let me give you an example of one of my most successful projects. I was leading a virtual team across 3 competing companies in a project mandated by the European Regulatory Agency. My role was to plan and lead the monthly meetings where we decided how to test and validate our methods and where the labs compared their data. I am happy to report that we came up with a methodology that became an international standard, despite one company’s up-front stated goal to drag the project out as long a possible. My name is ___________, and I am interested in taking on scientific challenges in an emerging biotech firm.

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Another Example of an Elevator Speech for a Project Manager

Let me give you an example of one of my best projects. I was the project manager for an Oracle EBiz upgrade which included both functionality and hardware for high availability. I coordinated the huge testing effort that included QA, the User Community, engineering, and server developers. I am happy to report that we finished on time and released to our users as planned, and my manager commented that it was one of the smoothest executed projects ever done by our company. My name is __________, and I am interested in project management opportunities.

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Sample Elevator Speech for a Realtor®

The simple answer is that I manage the millions of details involved in getting a house ready to show so that it gets the best possible price. Let me share a recent example. I was doing a walk through with a client and realized that he was so overwhelmed by the other details that he had overlooked a critical issue: His oil furnace was a fire hazard. We were able to fix the furnace so that it didn’t become an issue at the open house. If you would like a free report with 29 tips for getting your home sold fast (and for top dollar), you can visit the reports section of my website: _________. My name is _______ and I’m a Realtor® with _________.

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Example 60-Second Elevator Pitch for a Renewable Energy

Do you mind if I give you an example of a recent project? The Marine Corps of Southern CA came to us because they were under a direct order to increase delivery of energy through renewable resources. They had a marginal goal in their RFP, and instead of the few kilowatts required I was able to deliver over 10 megawatts within the existing project budget. Obviously they were thrilled to get a thousand times more energy than they were expecting from their budget. My name is ________ with ________________ and we focus on water and renewable energy contracts.

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Personal Elevator Speech for a Researcher

It’s probably easiest if I give you an example of my work. I was working with one of the big four consulting companies which was curious about how senior managers view risk management. My job was to recruit 75 C-Level executives from Fortune 1000 companies to speak with us about how they view risk management today, what they see as the emerging risks, and which services would be most valuable now and in the future. We successfully found and interviewed 75 executives despite a very tight timeline. My name is ___________ and businesses come to _____________ to better understand their markets, customers, and competitors.

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Example Elevator Pitch for Sales

I was working with a homeowner who didn’t want to replace her water heater before selling her home, but knew that it could be a sticking point with a buyer. She purchased our home warranty which meant that both she and the buyer were protected, and I’m happy to report that the the sale closed smoothly and on time.

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Sample Elevator Speech for a TV News Anchor

I have a diverse background so let me tell you about the best project I worked on. I joined a show that had lackluster ratings and no social media presence. I used my experience producing and hosting national TV programs, along with my on-air anchoring and reporting skills to engage the audience before, during and after the show, increase the audience and ratings, and make a 10% improvement in the operating budget.
My name is Beatriz and I make TV news shows profitable.

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Elevator Pitch Template for a Website Designer

The Metro West Symphony came to me recently because their old website held dynamic data about their rehearsal and concert schedules, and they needed their website designer to make the updates every time the schedule changed. I created a new website and now the board members can make these changes themselves, saving them both time and money. My name is __________ and if you can use Word, then I can show you how you can easily update your own website.

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2 Minute Elevator Speech for a Wholesaler

Has anyone here ever landed a multi-year government contract? Then you know that the process can be slow and daunting to say the least. I got my first Request for Bid from the City of Dallas in 2011 for Cardio and Injectable Drugs. Even though I didn’t know anything about Pharmaceuticals, within 6 months I became a direct distributor for one of the world’s largest cardio drug manufacturers. We were able to compete and win 90% of that 3 year contract against another world’s largest manufacturer of pharmaceuticals that had controlled that contract for the last 20 years. We specialize in federal contracting for government agencies. We establish long term strategic alliances and are direct distributors of emergency cardio and injectable drugs for fire and rescue departments, lab equipment, supplies and instruments for waste water treatment, and forensic tools for police departments. I’m with <a wholesaler> in Dallas, Texas. We are a minority, woman-owned wholesale distributor who has been in business since 2009. We are currently interviewing for an IT consultant who will increase our capacity and position our company for growth through partnerships, subcontracting, and Federal GSA contracting. A great referral for us is a fire or police department that wants a nimble and responsive wholesale distributor to supply their emergency response teams and detective bureaus. If you are interested in learning about the seven biggest mistakes municipalities make when securing government contracts, just hand me your business card and I’ll be happy to send your our white paper.

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21 Responses to “Examples of a 30-Second Elevator Pitch”

  1. Jason B says:

    These are really great examples for people to use, who are unsure about crafting an elevator speech.

    • improvandy says:

      Jason,

      Thanks for visiting Examples of a 30-Second Elevator Pitch and for the feedback!

      I appreciate it.

      Happy Networking!

  2. Jen says:

    There are great examples all over the web for people on sales, but what about examples for the medical field? I’m having a hard time finding any.

    • improvandy says:

      Hi Jen,

      Thanks for posting your question! I’m not sure what you mean by medical field. I suggest trying Elevator Pitch Madlibs (http://improvandy.com/template) to get ideas customized to your situation. Also feel free to contact me with more information and I’d be happy to help.

      Happy Networking!

  3. Sue says:

    Hi Andy,
    Thanks again for seminar last week with the Arlington Chamber. I was just reading through the samples above and noticed that there are none for an “account executive” “sales person” would you have any samples? I was thinking of one for myself as being”I help promote your business through direct mail with a monthly community based publication”. Any comments?

    • improvandy says:

      Hi Sue,
      It was great seeing you at the event last week, and thank you for the ideas on more examples that would be helpful.
      I like where you’re headed with your idea. I would recommend against using the phrase “direct mail” because while you mail your publication to homes it’s not as targeted as most direct mail campaigns.
      Also, why mask the publication you work for? Be proud that you work for the Arlington Shopper.
      How about: “I help local businesses promote themselves in the Arlington Shopper.”
      Let me know your thoughts…

  4. Excellent examples for constructing a good elevator pitch. We do similarly.

  5. Greg says:

    Hi. I am what I consider myself to be a “lifestyle marketer”. I market a couple of wonderful, affordable services that have an income-earning opportunity attached (i.e. MLM). Any elevator pitch suggestions for me? I’m struggling to find the words & connecting with people. The services are related to legal, travel, & real estate.

    • improvandy says:

      Hi Greg!
      Thanks for the question. Your instincts are right that mentioning “lifestyle” or “MLM” will stop more conversations than it starts. So I looked up your Elevator Pitch Creator results and you’re really close to a compelling example of a particular person you helped to make a lifestyle change. Notice the difference between telling people that you’re a lifestyle marketer and telling them about a particular life that you’ve altered. How about: “I was working with a banker who wasn’t making enough money to send his kids to college. I showed him a legal and productive way to make money on the side, and I’m happy to report that his kids’ college funds are now back on track.” I made up this story, but it sounds like you worked with a banker who is now making more money on the side. If you use that story then people will ask you how you do that, then you can find out their interests and steer them towards the right kind of business opportunity.
      Let me know how it goes.
      Andy

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  7. Do you have any ideas for a 30 second commercial for long term care? Thanks in advance.
    Rosetta

  8. Kings Restaurant says:

    I’m trying to come up with a catch elevator pitch for a fast food restaurant. I’m catering to the college student crowd.

    • improvandy says:

      Hi!

      You’re already well on your way to a great Elevator Pitch, since you already know that you’re targeting college students.

      Two things to do:

      1. Ask a few of the kids who come to the restaurant already why they come. Their answers may surprise you, and that’s good and an excellent sign that you’re headed in the right direction for the pitch.

      2. Then, thinking about the kids that are your best customers, it takes less than a minute to fill out the Elevator Pitch Creator (http://improvandy.com/creator) and we’ll send you a fully formed Elevator Pitch.

      Still have questions? Email me the results from the Elevator Pitch Creator and I can give you some more ideas.

      Thanks.

      Andy

  9. Ladievelyn says:

    Good examples. Do you have one for INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY?

    • improvandy says:

      Here’s a good one I worked out with an IT guy. But I encourage you to visit the Elevator Pitch Creator (http://improvandy.com/creator) to develop your own.

      Here’s the example:
      I was working with a dad who had three teenage daughters who were constantly complaining that they couldn’t get access to the internet in their house. I set up and configured a series of extenders so they can access the internet from anywhere in their house and it moves with them as they go from room to room. The father now reports that peace has been restored to his home.

  10. lou says:

    I am establishing a digital contact center (chat, website, social media) as well as call center. What can you advise me.

    • improvandy says:

      It sounds like you are doing some great work! The first step is to head over to the Elevator Pitch Creator http://improvandy.com/creator. It takes less than a minute to answer a few questions and we’ll send you a full 30-Second Elevator Pitch plus a new answer to “What do you do.”
      If you have any questions or comments about the results feel free to email me.
      I look forward to learning more about what you do!

  11. Ian Adams says:

    No joke, this is exactly what I was looking for. It’s hard to find a complete framework on a good elevator pitch. Plus some good fill in the blank examples. This is what the doctor ordered though.

    Thanks man.

    Ian 

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