Your 45 Second Elevator Pitch!
Interesting night, last night! As part of the steering committee for LEG UP!, January is my month for setting up the program. I decided to create an evening for attendees to introduce themselves and their businesses to a panel. I have been involved in several programs focused on effective elevator pitches, worked with many, watched many struggle, but knew speaking about your business is important. After helping prepare some of our volunteers for the initial agenda based on my past experiences, decided to scrub my plans at the last-minute based on some wise feedback. The structure of the evening went from me introducing participants, giving them 2 minutes to address the panel with notes, and creating as comforting atmosphere as possible to 45 seconds, no notes, and let them feel pressure. I have this part of my personality that wants people to be “comfortable”. Joe said no. In business, you are going to feel uncomfortable. They need to practice under pressure. And because we changed the rules at the last minute, know the pressure increased! Read more
Researching for a presentation on networking several years ago, I read that given similar abilities, people choose to do business with those they like. My opinion is much stronger. Being around people who truly support and encourage you because they appreciate you will make a huge difference to your success in the business world and in life. Be sure to have those supporters, encouragers, challengers, and cheerleaders in your life. Read more
Ever feel like you are stuck? Yes! Know what turns that all around? Find something that provides you a new option, opens up a new door, or do something you never thought was possible.
I came home one Friday night and decided to check out how to set up a blog. And during the process learned I could set up a website and blog and was hooked! I had put too much time into trying to make an old, outdated website productive. Definitely didn’t have the bells and whistles that makes it so much easier today! Read more
I believe everyone needs a mentor. We all have blind spots that only a trusted coach can help us see and give us the skills necessary to overcome. Do you wish you had someone who could regularly coach you in your role or even in life? Maybe you have someone in mind that you wish would become your mentor. Or, maybe you're a leader and you see the need to mentor and coach your team and you simply don't know where to begin.