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NFT: Your Elevator Pitch

Anakim : 1/9/2019 2:17 pm
What's your best elevator pitch? Say you were in an elevator with a person who could provide you with your absolute dream job (whatever that may be). How would you sell yourself? How would you distinguish yourself from all the rest?


I could really use your input.
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RE: Is that a thing?  
Anakim : 1/9/2019 2:51 pm : link
In comment 14255730 Beezer said:
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An "elevator pitch?"


We can also call it a "restaurant encroachment".
Yeah.  
Beezer : 1/9/2019 2:52 pm : link
Also sounds like a fairly bad idea.
a few  
bc4life : 1/9/2019 2:53 pm : link
suggestions
what not to do - ( New Window )
Honestly, I think the success or lack thereof  
Beezer : 1/9/2019 2:57 pm : link
in laying out this kind of thing 100% has to do with the person you're targeting. I can see it going horribly wrong with a lot of people.
RE: Honestly, I think the success or lack thereof  
Motley Two : 1/9/2019 2:58 pm : link
In comment 14255739 Beezer said:
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in laying out this kind of thing 100% has to do with the person you're targeting. I can see it going horribly wrong with a lot of people.


#anaktoo
RE: Yeah.  
Chris in Philly : 1/9/2019 2:58 pm : link
In comment 14255736 Beezer said:
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Also sounds like a fairly bad idea.


You miss the point (shockingly). It's not specifically for use in elevators. It's just a way to focus your ideas into a short and easy to explain kernel of info...
if you  
Les in TO : 1/9/2019 2:59 pm : link
are at a networking event and meet Dave Gettleman or the Giants general counsel , it doesn't hurt to flatter them/impress them by showing that you are aware of their business/accomplishments (without being creepy), and then in 30 seconds, say who you are, what your expertise is and how you can help them out.

your "elevator pitch" should be consistent with any high level statements you have on LinkedIn.

I'd recommend practicing it/videotaping it with a trusted family member or friend so that it is natural.

like this  
jestersdead : 1/9/2019 3:00 pm : link
“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?”
RE: if you  
Anakim : 1/9/2019 3:02 pm : link
In comment 14255742 Les in TO said:
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are at a networking event and meet Dave Gettleman or the Giants general counsel , it doesn't hurt to flatter them/impress them by showing that you are aware of their business/accomplishments (without being creepy), and then in 30 seconds, say who you are, what your expertise is and how you can help them out.

your "elevator pitch" should be consistent with any high level statements you have on LinkedIn.

I'd recommend practicing it/videotaping it with a trusted family member or friend so that it is natural.


Thank you, Les. MUCH appreciated. Really.
RE: if you  
Diver_Down : 1/9/2019 3:03 pm : link
In comment 14255742 Les in TO said:
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are at a networking event and meet Dave Gettleman or the Giants general counsel , it doesn't hurt to flatter them/impress them by showing that you are aware of their business/accomplishments (without being creepy), and then in 30 seconds, say who you are, what your expertise is and how you can help them out.

your "elevator pitch" should be consistent with any high level statements you have on LinkedIn.

I'd recommend practicing it/videotaping it with a trusted family member or friend so that it is natural.


Whatever you do, refer to him as Mr. Gettleman. He's not fond of people referring to him by his first name.
RE: RE: if you  
Anakim : 1/9/2019 3:09 pm : link
In comment 14255749 Diver_Down said:
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In comment 14255742 Les in TO said:


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are at a networking event and meet Dave Gettleman or the Giants general counsel , it doesn't hurt to flatter them/impress them by showing that you are aware of their business/accomplishments (without being creepy), and then in 30 seconds, say who you are, what your expertise is and how you can help them out.

your "elevator pitch" should be consistent with any high level statements you have on LinkedIn.

I'd recommend practicing it/videotaping it with a trusted family member or friend so that it is natural.




Whatever you do, refer to him as Mr. Gettleman. He's not fond of people referring to him by his first name.



Haha, so I've heard
Yes, Anakim...  
MetsAreBack : 1/9/2019 3:10 pm : link
of all the helpful (free) information out there on the web about this sort of thing... particularly on linked-in... you decide instead you'll just wing it based on what you get from a BBI NFT.
RE: Yes, Anakim...  
Anakim : 1/9/2019 3:15 pm : link
In comment 14255760 MetsAreBack said:
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of all the helpful (free) information out there on the web about this sort of thing... particularly on linked-in... you decide instead you'll just wing it based on what you get from a BBI NFT.


I've done research, of course, but BBI could still be useful when it comes to this topic. We have people with a wide range of experience.
better than getting medical advice here  
Rocky369 : 1/9/2019 3:19 pm : link
Just tell ol' Getts that you can win now with Lauletta. But say it in a hushed tone, drop your card, and walk away.
RE: if you  
bradshaw44 : 1/9/2019 3:23 pm : link
In comment 14255742 Les in TO said:
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are at a networking event and meet Dave Gettleman or the Giants general counsel , it doesn't hurt to flatter them/impress them by showing that you are aware of their business/accomplishments (without being creepy), and then in 30 seconds, say who you are, what your expertise is and how you can help them out.

your "elevator pitch" should be consistent with any high level statements you have on LinkedIn.

I'd recommend practicing it/videotaping it with a trusted family member or friend so that it is natural.


Like a VLOG?
RE: Yeah.  
Mr. Bungle : 1/9/2019 3:23 pm : link
In comment 14255736 Beezer said:
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Also sounds like a fairly bad idea.

You cannot possibly be hearing about an "elevator pitch" for the first time...
RE: RE: Yeah.  
Beezer : 1/9/2019 3:27 pm : link
In comment 14255741 Chris in Philly said:
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In comment 14255736 Beezer said:


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Also sounds like a fairly bad idea.



You miss the point (shockingly). It's not specifically for use in elevators. It's just a way to focus your ideas into a short and easy to explain kernel of info...


To deliver in a setting that may not be the most conducive to such a conversation.

My point is simply that in general, it doesn't seem like the best approach. Guessing outside of a movie script, the vast majority of people in a position to hire someone would be more likely put off by such an approach.

Ironically, one of the tenets of "TQM" is the hallway meeting, which I suppose could be compared to an elevator approach.

RE: RE: Yeah.  
Beezer : 1/9/2019 3:27 pm : link
In comment 14255784 Mr. Bungle said:
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In comment 14255736 Beezer said:


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Also sounds like a fairly bad idea.


You cannot possibly be hearing about an "elevator pitch" for the first time...


There are no elevators to the dungeon. Disappointed in you boys.
Back up your spiel with music.  
MOOPS : 1/9/2019 3:31 pm : link


I understand Dave loves elevator music.
RE: RE: RE: Yeah.  
Beezer : 1/9/2019 3:32 pm : link
In comment 14255788 Beezer said:
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In comment 14255741 Chris in Philly said:


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In comment 14255736 Beezer said:


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Also sounds like a fairly bad idea.



You miss the point (shockingly). It's not specifically for use in elevators. It's just a way to focus your ideas into a short and easy to explain kernel of info...



To deliver in a setting that may not be the most conducive to such a conversation.

My point is simply that in general, it doesn't seem like the best approach. Guessing outside of a movie script, the vast majority of people in a position to hire someone would be more likely put off by such an approach.

Ironically, one of the tenets of "TQM" is the hallway meeting, which I suppose could be compared to an elevator approach.


Meant to write:

Ironically, one of the tenets of "TQM" is (to steer clear of) the hallway meeting, which I suppose could be compared to an elevator approach.
I go with the..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/9/2019 3:58 pm : link
direct approach.

"Hey. You want me to sell or what? See, I had problems with hating my first job. I gotta get the hell out of that area. I grabbed some guy. He’s a, you know, like he don’t know if he wants to buy. I… I push his face right in the fuckin’ hood, you know…. tell, “You buy this fuckin’ car or I’ll break your fuckin’ head.” I had problems over there.

Want me to start on Monday?
trick Question!!  
giantfan2000 : 1/9/2019 3:58 pm : link
would only work if your dream job was Elevator repairman
Is it porn?  
EricJ : 1/9/2019 4:01 pm : link
...because the type of job will impact the pitch
Why do I..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/9/2019 4:06 pm : link
have a pretty confident suspicion that Anak is going to hang out in elevators just waiting for NFL execs or Mel Kiper to enter so he can dispense with the advice from this thread?

Go for quantity over quality. Everytime you get in an elevator with another person, tell them you are a self-proclaimed expert at player evaluation. Might takes weeks , moths or maybe years and perhaps a couple collars for harrassment, but the odds are eventually you'll come across somebody who can help....
RE: RE: RE: Yeah.  
Chris in Philly : 1/9/2019 4:08 pm : link
In comment 14255788 Beezer said:
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In comment 14255741 Chris in Philly said:


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In comment 14255736 Beezer said:


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Also sounds like a fairly bad idea.



You miss the point (shockingly). It's not specifically for use in elevators. It's just a way to focus your ideas into a short and easy to explain kernel of info...



To deliver in a setting that may not be the most conducive to such a conversation.

My point is simply that in general, it doesn't seem like the best approach. Guessing outside of a movie script, the vast majority of people in a position to hire someone would be more likely put off by such an approach.

Ironically, one of the tenets of "TQM" is the hallway meeting, which I suppose could be compared to an elevator approach.


Alternatively, the vast majority of people in a position to hire someone would know what an elevator pitch was...
RE: Just have to be sure  
Greg from LI : 1/9/2019 4:12 pm : link
In comment 14255696 Diversify yo bonds said:
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Clarence had a fantastic elevator pitch for a guy from Dearborn.
RE: I go with the..  
YAJ2112 : 1/9/2019 4:14 pm : link
In comment 14255833 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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direct approach.

"Hey. You want me to sell or what? See, I had problems with hating my first job. I gotta get the hell out of that area. I grabbed some guy. He’s a, you know, like he don’t know if he wants to buy. I… I push his face right in the fuckin’ hood, you know…. tell, “You buy this fuckin’ car or I’ll break your fuckin’ head.” I had problems over there.

Want me to start on Monday?


I fix race cars, 27 years. You want me to bring my fucking tools?
Pieces? What the fuck?  
Greg from LI : 1/9/2019 4:17 pm : link
I'm talkin' POUNDS, baby, pounds!
RE: Why do I..  
Anakim : 1/9/2019 4:18 pm : link
In comment 14255844 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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have a pretty confident suspicion that Anak is going to hang out in elevators just waiting for NFL execs or Mel Kiper to enter so he can dispense with the advice from this thread?

Go for quantity over quality. Everytime you get in an elevator with another person, tell them you are a self-proclaimed expert at player evaluation. Might takes weeks , moths or maybe years and perhaps a couple collars for harrassment, but the odds are eventually you'll come across somebody who can help....


The Accorsi run-in was pure serendipity! Serendipity, I tell you!
Accorsi!  
Rocky369 : 1/9/2019 4:26 pm : link
I forgot about that one. How many blocks did you stalk him for?
RE: Accorsi!  
Anakim : 1/9/2019 4:27 pm : link
In comment 14255868 Rocky369 said:
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I forgot about that one. How many blocks did you stalk him for?


I think around 8 or so? I forgot.
Make sure  
He's Not Here : 1/9/2019 4:33 pm : link
you don't have a cold and cough all over them.
Just don't touch anyone to  
BigBlue in Keys : 1/9/2019 4:39 pm : link
feel their fabric.
Farkus get out here! - ( New Window )
RE: Make sure  
Anakim : 1/9/2019 4:52 pm : link
In comment 14255872 He's Not Here said:
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you don't have a cold and cough all over them.


No promises
"static... static...oh...yes...right now?" (Looks at ceiling)  
idiotsavant : 1/9/2019 5:04 pm : link
"there's a man in East Westchester right now thinking about flowers"..."he's wearing a green...no, wait....it's blue, sort of blue, cardigan....aaaaand his name is Bob"

(Looks at co elevator Rider and grins very wide)



"I'm talkin' to you now, asshole!!!"  
Mr. Bungle : 1/9/2019 5:28 pm : link
"Why do I gotta call again tomorra???"

"Well, what about you, you fuckin' bastard???"
Try to avoid doing it.  
Pete in MD : 1/9/2019 6:27 pm : link
The ball could bounce around and hit you or someone else.
RE: Why do I..  
Beezer : 1/9/2019 6:35 pm : link
In comment 14255844 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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have a pretty confident suspicion that Anak is going to hang out in elevators just waiting for NFL execs or Mel Kiper to enter so he can dispense with the advice from this thread?

Go for quantity over quality. Everytime you get in an elevator with another person, tell them you are a self-proclaimed expert at player evaluation. Might takes weeks , moths or maybe years and perhaps a couple collars for harrassment, but the odds are eventually you'll come across somebody who can help....


This might actually make an entertaining “reality TV show.”
Have one of your friends  
steve in ky : 1/9/2019 7:23 pm : link
attempt to mug him and then you step in and save him. You are the hero, get hired into your dream job, marry his daughter and inherit the company so you will be in position to one day be accosted in an elevator.


Seriously, just be personable and leave a good first impression. A good first impression is everything and just may lead to an open door. Also be confident. Don't come off as desperate.
I just listend to a Tim Ferriss podcast where this came up...  
jcp56 : 1/9/2019 7:30 pm : link
He's not a great author imo, but his interviews/podcasts are very good

For meeting VIPs in crowded settings, the goal should be to do 3 things in an introduction of no more than 60 seconds:

1st. Establish credibility. Cite 1-2 examples of social proof like media or association with reputable companies/organizations. Do not speak quickly during an elevator pitch. Slow and calm.

2nd. Make it clear you are not looking for money (unless you are) but have something of interest to discuss after much research, and then ask how you can follow up in a less hectic environment. Give them your card with below #3 handwritten on it.

3nd. Mention something very, very hard to forget about you that separates you from the rest. It doesn’t need to have anything to do with your reason for wanting to meet them
do everything jcp said  
markky : 1/9/2019 7:34 pm : link
but i would also do some digging into what problems the company/hiring department is trying to solve and try to make the impression that you're very interested in those problems and would be excited about working on them. try to use their language/words/terminology. this will help them picture you in the role you're seeking. maybe even mention a couple of things you've done or skills you have that can be applied.

appearing to be plug and play will help.

you're not asking this question for your friend Dwayne Haskins, are you?
This..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/9/2019 8:01 pm : link
is my favorite line in all of their pranks:

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Pieces? What the fuck?
Greg from LI : 4:17 pm : link : reply
I'm talkin' POUNDS, baby, pounds!


The pause between pieces makes it golden!
Curveball  
adamg : 1/9/2019 8:02 pm : link
Or slider
What setting do you plan  
pjcas18 : 1/9/2019 8:27 pm : link
on delivering this? The format and content will be different depending on the occasion.

I would not focus at all on differentiators, they are a common misconception and often times will simply shed light on the fact everyone thinks they're unique. There is likely nothing that differentiates you from thousands of other people. And that's true of everyone.

I'd simply know your strengths, your goals and your plans to achieve them and your accomplishments.

Weave those in to a story and tailor it based on audience and setting.

If the person engages in conversation, have a story or anecdotes. People like stories to be able to relate to others. Don't ramble, have a story to demonstrate what you want to demonstrate and if it's topical and relevant to your intended audience you will or could form a connection.

that's what you want to do in an elevator pitch IMO, make a connection.

RE: What setting do you plan  
Anakim : 1/9/2019 9:16 pm : link
In comment 14256118 pjcas18 said:
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on delivering this? The format and content will be different depending on the occasion.

I would not focus at all on differentiators, they are a common misconception and often times will simply shed light on the fact everyone thinks they're unique. There is likely nothing that differentiates you from thousands of other people. And that's true of everyone.

I'd simply know your strengths, your goals and your plans to achieve them and your accomplishments.

Weave those in to a story and tailor it based on audience and setting.

If the person engages in conversation, have a story or anecdotes. People like stories to be able to relate to others. Don't ramble, have a story to demonstrate what you want to demonstrate and if it's topical and relevant to your intended audience you will or could form a connection.

that's what you want to do in an elevator pitch IMO, make a connection.


This PERSON is speaking to a group of people with a common interest, but let's just say that what he does is exactly what I want to do. My educated guess is that I'll have a chance to speak to him afterwards.
RE: RE: What setting do you plan  
robbieballs2003 : 1/9/2019 10:23 pm : link
In comment 14256161 Anakim said:
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In comment 14256118 pjcas18 said:


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on delivering this? The format and content will be different depending on the occasion.

I would not focus at all on differentiators, they are a common misconception and often times will simply shed light on the fact everyone thinks they're unique. There is likely nothing that differentiates you from thousands of other people. And that's true of everyone.

I'd simply know your strengths, your goals and your plans to achieve them and your accomplishments.

Weave those in to a story and tailor it based on audience and setting.

If the person engages in conversation, have a story or anecdotes. People like stories to be able to relate to others. Don't ramble, have a story to demonstrate what you want to demonstrate and if it's topical and relevant to your intended audience you will or could form a connection.

that's what you want to do in an elevator pitch IMO, make a connection.




This PERSON is speaking to a group of people with a common interest, but let's just say that what he does is exactly what I want to do. My educated guess is that I'll have a chance to speak to him afterwards.


When he's giving a speech just stand in the back of the room and lick the doorknob the entire time. You'll get his attention that way.
I don't know the pitch of the  
Rick5 : 1/10/2019 7:57 am : link
first note, but my office elevator chime drops down a major third.
You need to be able to say what differentiates you  
jlukes : 1/10/2019 8:13 am : link
from everyone else looking to break into that field.

Believe it or not, a great person to reach out to would be Matt Cerrone (of Metsblog fame).

He is somewhat of a personal branding consultant and regularly pens articles about what you are looking for. He also encourages people to reach out to him for advice.

You need to differentiate yourself. Simply saying you're excited about a given field and are hard working won't cut it.

It depends on the job you're going for.  
Section331 : 1/10/2019 9:02 am : link
If you only have 30 seconds, highlight aspects of yourself that fit the job description.
RE: RE: Creepy  
Section331 : 1/10/2019 9:05 am : link
In comment 14255689 Chris in Philly said:
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In comment 14255682 robbieballs2003 said:


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That's a terrible elevator pitch...


Say what you want, but it got Robbie that great gig with Harvey Weinstein.

What? Too soon?
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