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Creating Persuasive Elevator Speeches

Elevator speech class: coffee, paper and pencil; keyboard

Creating Elevator Speeches

I hope some of you will take my Creating Persuasive Elevator Speeches class. ¬† This class is not just the normal instruction about “elevator speeches.” That takes only 5 minutes to describe. Creating Persuasive Elevator Speeches is a more in-depth guide on what to do and how to customize that kind of introduction for other occasions, such as when you are seated next to a stranger at a dinner party, or when you are riding the Metro/subway. You would use “elevator speeches” or “pitches” when you are trying to explain a business, a project, a fundraiser, or some other cause for which you hope to generate interest¬†when you are talking to a stranger in a very limited amount of time. Here are some details. Continue reading