Tips to Build Your Elevator Speech
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 | 9:00 PM | 0 comments
Today I would like to share a little bit about tips that I have been got in MASC. This tips I got from Mrs. Salika as a members on PriceWaterHouseCoopers. I think everyone knows right what is PwC?
Those who from accounting student might be dream to work with one of the world's largest professional services firms employing more than 163,000 people across 151 countries.
The firms of the PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PwC) global provide industry-focused Assurance, Tax and Advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for clients and their shareholders. Okay, back to the tips, how to build your elevator speech.
1. It's all about you!!
The first step to introducing yourself effectively is knowing who you are and what makes you unique.
Think about :
- your internships and volunteer experiences.
- your strongest skills.
- your strengths and passion, career wise.
- what kind of jobs, companies or industries are you pursuing now?
- what makes you memorable and distinctive?
2. Work that speech!
Think of your speech in 3 parts:
Who are you?
Your primary goal is to introduce yourself. Share your name and place yourself in context by explaining what university you attend, what you're studying or where you currently work.
What are your major accomplishments/passions/unique skills?
Leverage the skills you listed earlier and frame them in a way that is meaning to a potential employer.
What do you want?This is the part of your pitch that lets the other person know what you're looking for and the topic you're interested in talking about.
3. Body language
The effectiveness of your elevator pitch is not just based on what you say but how you say it. You may be completely serious, passionate and confident but your body and clothing may be sending a different message. Image matters. Consider :
- Eye contact
- Volume & tone of voice
- Facial expression (smile!)
4. Practice! Practice!
Once you're satisfied with your elevator speech content and delivery, be sure to practice! If possible, try to video or audio tape yourself to see if you have any speech tics ("like" or "um" or "you know") or if you have a nervous habit like putting your hands in your pockets or brushing your hair aside.
p/s : so I hope this tips would help you on your speech :)