logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Business Coach Site

BellaOnline's Business Coach Editor

g

How to Craft a Dynamic 30 Second Elevator Pitch


Sales professionals have known the effectiveness of compacting what they have to offer in a short thirty second speech. The elevator speech comes from the concept that you have a very limited time to pitch your sale so you need to get to the point quickly as if youíre riding on an elevator.

The purpose of a 30 second pitch is to make a powerful first impression. You want to highlight a key accomplishment and at the same time make a dramatic impact on your client. You want them to ask you for more information.

Here is a simple 4 step process that you can use to create your own 30 second pitch. Remember your purpose is to present yourself in a way that meets a specific need of your contact.

Step 1: Know Your Objective
Knowing what you want out of a relationship will help you craft your pitch. Do you need more transcription clients? Then keep this in mind while you write.

What key value, strength, accomplishment or skill do you offer that will benefit your potential client and meet your objective? Choose something that shows your expertise in a positive way.

Step 2: Give an Example
Based on your objective (gain more transcription clients) use a personal example of how you displayed this. Choose an example that is real, dramatic and that evokes emotion. You want to touch the heart of the person you are talking to.

Step 3: What was the Result
How did your skill or value help you in the situation you found yourself in? Did you increase sales by 30%? Did you supervise 30 employees? You want to use percentages, numbers or dollar amounts if possible to emphasize your claim. It helps your contact see what you do in a tangible way.

Step 4: Match the Needs of Your Client
What are your clientís needs and goals? Once you know this you can craft the pitch to meet it. This is where you make your call to action. The ball is now in their court and it is up to them to play the next move.

Example of a 30 second pitch:
I am dedicated to meeting deadlines and customer satisfaction. For example, as a virtual assistant I was able to manage my clientís customers over the busy holiday rush which resulted in a 38% increase in sales.

Now that you have an idea of what your speech looks like, itís time to cut it apart. You need to condense this into 2 Ė 3 sentences or preferably, one sentence.

Your speech is all nice and compact, now it is time for you to memorize it. The best way to memorize your pitch is to say it out loud repeatedly until you can say it with passion. Feel comfortable with the words as they come out of your mouth. Speak in a gentle tone yet donít make it pitchy or high. You want to come across as a confident businessperson who knows what they want and what they can do to help others get what they want.

Next time you are in a situation where you need to introduce yourself to a potential client or business acquaintance have your pitch ready. Remember not all businesses and clients are the same. Each needs something different. Try to make more than one pitch statement so you have different ones to meet a number of needs.

Add How+to+Craft+a+Dynamic+30+Second+Elevator+Pitch to Twitter Add How+to+Craft+a+Dynamic+30+Second+Elevator+Pitch to Facebook Add How+to+Craft+a+Dynamic+30+Second+Elevator+Pitch to MySpace Add How+to+Craft+a+Dynamic+30+Second+Elevator+Pitch to Del.icio.us Digg How+to+Craft+a+Dynamic+30+Second+Elevator+Pitch Add How+to+Craft+a+Dynamic+30+Second+Elevator+Pitch to Yahoo My Web Add How+to+Craft+a+Dynamic+30+Second+Elevator+Pitch to Google Bookmarks Add How+to+Craft+a+Dynamic+30+Second+Elevator+Pitch to Stumbleupon Add How+to+Craft+a+Dynamic+30+Second+Elevator+Pitch to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Business Coach Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Angel Coleman. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Angel Coleman. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Angel Coleman for details.

g


g features
How To Deal With Negative People

Turn Your Passion into a Profitable Business

Effective Ways to Get Positive Testimonials

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor