An elevator speech is an excellent way to convey your skills while networking and seeking employment. Typically, an elevator speech is a one-minute summary of who you are, why you are qualified, and what you have to offer the organization or industry. A brief sales pitch will ensure that you are prepared to discuss your career goals whenever the opportunity presents itself. Review the following two Forbes’ articles:
After you have read the articles, develop your elevator speech. The elevator speech should focus on how you practice leadership. Record your speech using one of the following options:
Once you have completed your recording, share your elevator speech with the class by copying and pasting the link of your recording into the body of your initial post. If you are having trouble recording your elevator speech, please contact your instructor.
Listen/view two of your peers’ elevator speeches and comment on how well they presented the following information: who they are, why they are qualified, and what they have to offer the organization or industry.
Example Elevator Speech
Hi, my name is John and I am a student at Ashford University completing my Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management. For the past five years, I have worked in a leadership role in the food service industry, where I was able to reduce costs and increase revenues. I am seeking to increase my management responsibilities and move into a district manager role where I can help improve company productivity and increase profitability.
This is my week 1 intro to help you in completing this assignment.
My name is Mike. I was born and raised in New Jersey and now live in North Carolina. I am married with 3 children and 1 grandchild. I currently work for Novant Health as an Or Coordinator for the past 11 years. I also own a janitorial and concession business. I have an Associates degree with Ashford and now going for my Bachelor’s to achieve a promotion at work. I have only One class remaining for my Bachelor’s. My hobbies are spending time with my grandchild and coaching basketball. I am working on my bachelors in hope of getting a supply chain manager position.