When you have a great idea or product, you naturally want to share it with the world to find support and investors. You must make a good impression and do your idea justice when you share it with people, so that you may achieve the support and investment you desire. To do this, you need a good introductory tool that is professional and leaves an impression. This tool is the elevator pitch and in this blog, we are going to tell you how to create a good elevator pitch and common mistakes to avoid.
A good elevator pitch is important in presenting yourself and your best attributes to others as well as introducing your idea. The elevator pitch can be used in multiple different scenarios with one such situation being when you are looking for a job. You can use an elevator pitch to explain who you are and what you bring to the table. Of course, a well-known example is the elevator pitch being used to sell an idea, product, or service. Being able to persuade and capture people’s attention so that they listen to you and trust you is invaluable in business, and an elevator pitch helps you achieve this. An elevator pitch is also extremely helpful in networking, it allows you to make connections in just about any scenario and help potential contacts understand why they should remember and consider you when an opportunity shows itself.
Whether you are looking for investors, trying to find a new job, or simply trying to broaden your connections, you should always use your elevator pitch at professional events. You may find someone at these events with the interest and money to invest in your idea, an exciting opportunity, or even a helpful connection with important insight. These events draw together entrepreneurs and businesses alike, all the kinds of people you will want to talk to if you are looking for employment or investors for a product.
Internal networking would be connections and exchanges of information with your peers and coworkers within your present workspace. Internal networking can happen suddenly like when you introduce yourself to people in a meeting before the meeting starts. It can also be conducted while working on projects with others or even when taking lunch breaks. You can also plan these interactions though. For example, if you see someone in your workspace that has achieved what you want to achieve or has assets that you desire for your product, plan the time to approach this person and use your elevator pitch to introduce yourself and pique interest.
Add your elevator pitch in written form on your online accounts. If you have a crowdfunding account for your idea, put your elevator pitch in the description to convince others to donate. If you are looking for a job, put your elevator pitch on your LinkedIn so that employers are encouraged to contact you. Adding your elevator pitch to your online profiles also attracts valuable connections that could present you with an opportunity that fits your idea or skills.
A good elevator pitch cannot be understated, how you communicate and sell yourself or your ideas to others is imperative in business. Having a good elevator pitch will help you in making new connections, seeking support for your projects, or even finding a new job! Hopefully by following the steps listed above and by avoiding the mistakes mentioned you will find yourself obtaining many new connections and exciting opportunities.