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Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

by | Jul 16, 2007 | Observations

Can you explain what your company does in 30 seconds? More importantly can you explain what you do in 30 seconds? What’s your elevator pitch for your company and yourself?

The elevator pitch is an important skill in the business world that many overlook. The trick is to say enough to pique the listener’s interest without droning on about how great your company is.

As part of the Rice Business Plan Competition, teams have to give and are judged on their elevator pitch for their company and product. I’m glad to see Rice includes this in the competition as it allows the students to hone their networking skills.

You never know when you might use your pitch, everywhere from standing around at a soccer game to a formal networking event. How often has your elevator pitch resulted in business for you or your company?

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