Whether you are attending a formal job fair or mingling at an event, you want to capture a person’s attention and make an impression in a few minutes. This is known as an “elevator pitch” – a clear, concise, and specific statement that describes you, your interests, and your strengths in less than 30 seconds.
Taking time to prepare an introduction makes it easier to establish social or professional contacts. Media experts know that what you convey in these first moments is key to guiding conversations to where you want them to go, increasing the likelihood you’ll get across information you want to share and succeed in making a memorable impression.
Ideally your elevator pitch will leave someone wanting to know more about you and lead to a longer conversation or additional connections.
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