Words of the Week – elevator speech
An elevator speech is a concise summary of a proposal or other discussion topic. The goal is to present a compelling main idea in 60 seconds or less, about the time of a typical elevator ride.
Try creating an elevator speech of your employment history and practice it before you attend a networking event or cocktail party. In those situations, Americans often begin a conversation with the question, “What was your background before business school?” and a well crafted elevator speech will make a great impression on your new colleagues.