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Elevator Pitch

Stop Pitching; Don't Make Them Duck

Dianna Booher | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Let's say that your friend Carla calls and asks if you'll be home in the next hour; she wants to stop by to show you "something." You invite her to co...

5 Powerful Questions That Differentiate Your Small Business From the Competition

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 08.10.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

If this is true for your business, you may wonder how you can possibly get ahead when hundreds of other businesses are offering the same exact services as you do, at similar (or lower) price points.

'So What Do You Do?' How to Craft the Perfect Pitch

Bianca Rothschild | Posted 08.03.2014 | Small Business
Bianca Rothschild

Every small business needs a short, enticing answer to the question, 'what do you do?' A great pitch will quickly sum up who you are, what you do and why people will love doing business with you.

8 Tips for a Great Elevator Speech

Dianna Booher | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

An effective elevator speech is a sales call in a sentence. Do it well and it enhances both your image and your results.

The Litmus Test for Your Elevator Pitch

Rajesh Setty | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Whatever it is you are selling, we all know that you need to craft and deliver a good elevator pitch. But... How do you know if your elevator pit...

The Best Elevator Pitch Has Three Elements

Ian Altman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

Of all the people you meet as potential clients, what percentage of them are such a good fit that you are likely to do business with them?

Discover How Your Client's Rant Creates The Best Elevator Pitch

Ian Altman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

Take the first step and identify the elevator rant that your clients might come to you for a solution. Start with "I'm sick and tired of." Starting that way will help to define areas where they are likely to spend money on a solution.

The Art of the Elevator Pitch

Dorie Clark | Posted 11.09.2013 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

You're an aspiring entrepreneur on your way to beg for dollars, and you find yourself on the elevator next to Warren Buffett/Marc Andreesen/Santa. How do you make use of what could be the most important 30 seconds of your life?

A Small Business Pitch Investors Can't Refuse

Posted 09.08.2013 | Small Business

This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses What would you say about your...

Entrepreneurship 101: The 'Best' Startup Pitch Deck & How to Raise Venture Capital

J. Skyler Fernandes | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
J. Skyler Fernandes

So where do you start? Your pitch! You can pitch even before you have a fully-functional technology or any business operations.

Seven Strategies to Achieve a Stand Out Introduction

Jenny Garrett | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Jenny Garrett

If you are a storyteller, use your stories, they have the power to take people on a journey with you and leave your audience wanting more.

Could Your Words Turn You Into a Commodity?

Ian Altman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Ian Altman

I often encourage people to introduce themselves and give us their "elevator pitch." Unfortunately, some elevator pitches encourage you to take the stairs.

Elevator Pitch Evolution

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 03.11.2013 | Small Business
Hilary Sheinbaum

Despite playing therapist and being exposed to sufficiently uncomfortable stories, my ability to approach unfamiliar faces been more beneficial than not.

Are You Taking Advantage of Free Marketing?

Diane DiResta | Posted 08.20.2012 | Small Business
Diane DiResta

In today's economy, advertising is expensive and business owners can't compete with corporate budgets. There's an easy, cost-effective way to rise above the noise. It's called speakmarketing.

5 Reasons to Take Down the Elevator Pitch

Allison Graham | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Allison Graham

People have actually gotten so tripped up on their own elevator pitch that they'll start over again and ask for a re-do mid conversation. How does that create the foundation for a trusting relationship?

How To Cock-Up A Cocktail Conversation

Evan Bailyn | Posted 05.26.2012 | Small Business
Evan Bailyn

Completely ruining your own conversational aims takes surprisingly little time. All you have to do is master one foolproof tactic: never, ever allow people a glimpse of who you really are.

Show N' Tell: Innovating the 30 Second Elevator Pitch

Esther Loewy | Posted 02.17.2012 | Business
Esther Loewy

What's so challenging about that elevator pitch? Have it down pat? Well has it impressed an investor? What if English is not your native tongue? Ah, well that's where our story begins.

Craft an Exceptional Elevator Pitch

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 06.13.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

We have an ever-shrinking attention span, so you need to capture someone's attention in a very short, succinct pitch.

The Top 10 Avoidable Mistakes Of Entrepreneurs

Bill Draper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Draper

Over the last fifty years, I have come across and worked with an array of entrepreneurs from a variety of industries, and I have noticed that there are certain preventable blunders that seem to crop up repeatedly.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Ditch The Elevator Pitch

Michael Port | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Port

Many professionals fail to build thriving businesses because they struggle to articulate exactly what they can offer. You know, that 30-second commercial that's supposed to wow.