There is no tool to have in your professional arsenal that is more universal than the elevator pitch. No matter your industry, you will always need to be able to sell yourself, your idea, your product or your business at a moment’s notice. That means an elevator pitch, so named because it should tell your would-be client everything they need to know in the 30 seconds or so that they may be riding up an elevator with you.
Crafting the best elevator pitch possible can be tricky. While you may know in advance that you’re going to have a minute of someone’s time and can prepare accordingly, this will not always be the case. You may bump into someone at a social function, on the train, or, quite literally, in an elevator and need to be able to make your elevator pitch to them there and then, or possibly not at all — and do it concisely to boot!
All of this means that your elevator pitch needs to be well-rehearsed and field-tested without being so rigid as not to allow you to adjust on the fly based on your contact’s response. It needs to get immediately to the point while still allowing you to build a narrative. It needs to be so compelling that your contact will want to know more and yet clear enough that they understand the idea then and there.
It can be a balance that’s hard to strike, but don’t be too discouraged. Crafting your best elevator pitch may take you longer than its breezy nature implies, but with the help of these key details from Cydcor, you’ll be well on your way. Don’t sell yourself or your business short and start crafting your best elevator pitch today!