The Elevator Pitch
We’re told to have it all nicely wrapped in bows and ready. But when do we actually use an elevator pitch? Does the moment EVER arrive? Okay, been told when not to pitch—the bathroom’s off limits.
That’s a given! Don’t forget!
I presented at the Faithwriters conference last weekend and we had a blast. FW is a smaller, more intimate conference where you really get to know folks. And they create quite a unique environment where you might show up strangers, but leave friends. And not in the shallow sense of the word. You have two days to really get to know just a few people.
An amazing time.
But I digress…
Before the power outage, before the third floor treks in very hot weather, I was riding the elevator to the classrooms on the first floor.
“Hey, Linda. Remember me? Well, we’re in an elevator, and I figured, why not ask if I could do my elevator pitch.”
“Go for it.”
And with a huge grin on her face as if she’d been waiting forever to pitch in an elevator, she did. By the first floor, I had the pitch, thought it sounded interesting and requested a look.
So, do elevator pitches work? Should they be really good? Yes, to both.
You just never know when you might run into someone in an elevator.