11 Oct Crafting and Delivering Your Elevator Pitch
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Many people know that an elevator pitch is important but may not know how to create one or the myriad of situations in which one can be used. Also, the delivery of the pitch is just as important as the content (sometimes even more so)!
In this session participants will learn why they should have an elevator pitch and how to tailor it to various situations and goals. The workshop will be interactive so individuals can identify their strengths and challenges and learn from each other, and practice delivering their pitch and receive feedback.
- Participants may read this article before coming but it is not required: https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/guide/elevator-pitch/
- Participants should complete this Elevator Pitch worksheet:
66 KBPRE-WORK: Elevator Pitch Worksheet
- Participants should have paper/pen or computer as presenter will give attendees a few minutes to start drafting their elevator pitch during the session.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- List preparation techniques in crafting an elevator speech.
- Describe approaches to tailor an approach for different audiences.
- Identify challenges in communicating an elevator speech.
Schedule of Activities
- 12:00pm-12:10pm – Welcome, Overview, Introductions
- 12:10pm-1:25pm – Presentation and Q&A
- 1:25pm-1:30pm – Thank You and Feedback Survey
About the Speaker
Educator, scholar, actor, and public speaking consultant Dr. Monica Cortés Viharo holds a PhD from the University of Washington (UW) School of Drama and a Certificate in Public Scholarship from the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities. As a member of the Humanities Washington Speaker Bureau and the performance coach for TEDx Youth, Seattle, she teaches performance and communication skills to speakers of all ages. Her work has been published in Theatre Topics, the New England Theatre Journal, and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. With over 20 years of experience, she has taught at the University of Washington, the University of Puget Sound, and Cascadia College. She is currently a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a company member of eSe Teatro, Seattle’s only all-Latina theatre company.