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In this session, we will master the art of concise and impactful communication. Elevator pitches are not just about selling a product; they’re about selling yourself, your ideas, and creating lasting impressions. Join us as we explore the essential elements of a compelling elevator pitch, learn to distill your message with precision, and leave a lasting impression in any professional setting. Get ready to elevate your communication skills and make every opportunity count.

Your instructor: Marian Evans

During this session you will:

  1. Understand the key components of an effective elevator pitch.
  2. Identify and articulate your unique value proposition.
  3. Develop a concise and engaging elevator pitch.
  4. Practice and receive constructive feedback from peers.

Session Agenda:

1. Introduction

  • Welcome participants and set the stage for the session.
  • Briefly explain the importance of an elevator pitch in professional settings.
  • Share the session objectives.

2. Understanding the Elevator Pitch

  • Define what an elevator pitch is and why it is powerful .
  • Break down the key components of an effective elevator pitch:
    • Introduction
    • Defining what you do (and the specific problem you solve.
    • Crafting your mission and goals.
    • What makes you different
    • The hook

3. Identifying Your Unique Value Proposition

  • Guide participants in reflecting on their strengths, skills, and unique qualities.
  • Interactive exercise to help participants identify their unique value proposition.
  • Tailoring the pitch to the audience.

4. Crafting Your Elevator Pitch

  • The template for structuring the elevator pitch.
  • Walk through examples and discuss what makes them effective.
  • Participants draft their elevator pitches (with guidance).

5. Peer Practice and Feedback

  • Participants pair up and practice delivering their elevator pitches to each other.
  • Time to Feedback template and refine.
  • Rotate partners to ensure diverse feedback.

6. Group Discussion:

  • Group discussion to share insights and lessons learned during the practice.
  • Address common challenges and provide additional tips for improvement.
  • Encourage questions and open dialogue.

8. Conclusion and Q&A :

  • Summarize key takeaways from the session.
  • Open the floor for any remaining questions.
  • Thank yous.

By the end of this session, you should feel more confident in crafting and delivering a compelling elevator pitch tailored to your professional goals.