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Career Corner – How to create an unforgettable impression with a can’t miss elevator speech – Part III

About a month ago I spoke at The Georgia State
Alumni Association, RE: Focus On Careers Speed Networking &
Business Card Exchange Event. My topic was: "You had me at Hello!
Create an unforgettable impression with a can’t miss elevator speech."

I wanted to share this with you because this
topic is great for those of you looking to create a fabulous elevator
speech for your next career networking event! This is Part III – to read Part I click here to read Part II click here.

Part III: How to Deliver an Elevator Speech

When you deliver your elevator speech, you want it to be effortless and authentic. You want it to feel good and tap into your passion. Your personality needs to show through.

Here are some tips to help you get ready to deliver your speech:

  • Set your intention before the event – what is your intention with the elevator speech?
  • Write it on a note card
  • Record it and play it back – do you sound confident, sincere, engaging?
  • Practice on 3 people this week. What do they think?
  • Ask your friends/family for help.
  • Practice makes perfect!

Best of luck!

Hallie Crawford
Career Planning Coach