If you were given fifteen seconds to make a successful elevator pitch about yourself, could you? Harvard Business Blog says it’s time to learn how.
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Harvard Business blogger Daisy Wademan Dowling chimes in with five key steps you can employ to successfully sell yourself. For one, she emphasises the importance of ditching the word “we” for “I”. Daisy says that when it comes to elevator pitches, it is all about the “I”, so it’s best to get comfortable with bragging about yourself—albeit in a graceful manner.
While many jobs stress the importance of team work and knowing how to play well with others, the elevator pitch is all about taking the credit for yourself. The sooner you get comfortable bragging about your achievements, the better. Once you do, the article suggests you should consider the whole world as an elevator.
Give your elevator speech to everyone — at family gatherings, in the waiting room of the dentist, at coffee hour at your church or temple. You never know where the next job is coming from.
Browse the full post for the full list of elevator tips, then tell us other tried-and-true tactics for successfully tooting your own horn in the comments.
How to Perfect an Elevator Pitch About Yourself [Harvard Business Blog]