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How to Create a Killer Elevator Speech

Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash The infamous elevator speech. If you own a business or have ever worked in sales, you’re probably already familiar with it. But elevator speeches aren’t just for sales people and entrepreneurs. If you are trying to accomplish anything that requires help from others, you could benefit from an elevator speech. This includes looking for work, trying to raise money or awareness for a cause, dating, or just trying to make new connections.

In fact, practically everyone can use an elevator speech. So let’s take a deeper dive into the concept and then I’ll share some tips.

 

How to Get the Most Out of a Speed Networking Event
How to Get the Most Out of a Speed Networking Event

How to Get the Most Out of a Speed Networking Event

whicPhoto by Evangeline Shaw on UnsplashSpeed networking has to be one of the coolest trends for business events in recent years. It’s not only good for experienced networkers, but it’s the best thing to happen to nervous networkers. Even if you have no clue what to do at a networking event, you can walk away from a speed networking event with dozens of connects.

Speed networking is an event format that allows you to meet a lot of folks in a fixed amount of time (usually 30-90 minutes). You usually have two or three minutes to talk to your networking partner and then a whistle blows and it’s time to switch.