Most are dreadfully boring, dull and frankly you want to scream!

8 Oct

How many times have you gone to a business mixer and they ask you for your 30 second elevator speech.  Most are dreadfully boring, dull and frankly you want to scream.   Here are some tips on creating that powerful elevator speech!!

Tips for a better elevator speech!

Tips for a better elevator speech!

How To Deliver A Powerful Elevator Speech

Here are five tips for ensuring you have an ES that packs a punch:

1. You Have To “Get” What’s Unique About You

If you do nothing else, spend time truly getting what differentiates you, what causes you to stand out. This is what you want in your elevator speech.

2. It Has To Roll Off Your Tongue

You need to write it down and practice it so it becomes second nature to you. This will support a confident appearance when you say it.

3. One Sentence Is Usually Enough

Think short and sweet. Powerful is not lengthy or full of too many words. When you force yourself into one sentence, it causes you to think about each word more carefully so that each one tends to convey more.

4. Your Second Word Should Be A Verb

What do you do? For others? This also forces you into thinking about your results and accomplishments. Get a list of powerful verbs, look them up.

5. You Have To Believe It

If you develop an ES that embarrasses you or causes you to cringe, you either need to beef up your confidence or change what you’re saying about yourself.

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