Career Coach: Give Your Career a Lift with an Elevator Speech
We are often told that it's impolite to dominate a conversation. An elevator speech ensures that you get your point across quickly, and give your conversation partner an opportunity to do the same. Your short introduction should be a conversation starter. Pique your partner's interest and make him/her want to hear more.
Experience has taught me to practice my elevator speeches so I can say them when I am half asleep. You never know who you might meet and you'll want to be ready.
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson is working on perfecting several elevator speeches. She is presenting her Career Strategies Workshop at Savannah College of Art and Design next Feb. 11 and 12th. Pamela has recruited for companies all over the world and loves meeting new people. She is a member of the Idaho Media Professionals (www.idahomediapro.org) You can reach her for speaking engagements, recruiting or personal career coaching at PamRecruit@q.com.