How to create an elevator speech that pushes the right buttons

Is your elevator speech pushing the right buttons

I have been to quite a few business networking events, and I guarantee that if you go, you will hear the phrase,

“Tell me about yourself.”

Many people are able to answer this question with no problem, while others seem to struggle. If you find yourself experiencing the latter, one way to combat this issue is by memorizing an elevator speech.

In case you are not familiar with this term, an elevator speech is a short spiel that enables you to convey to others your occupation and what you represent (i.e. personality) in the same length of time it takes for you to reach the highest floor in an elevator (approximately 30 to 60 seconds).  (more…)