An elevator speech is an excellent way to convey your skills while networking and seeking employment. Typically, an elevator speech is a one-minute summary of who you are, why you are qualified, and what you have to offer the organization or industry. A brief sales pitch will ensure that you are prepared to discuss your career goals whenever the opportunity presents itself. Some examples of where you could use your elevator speech are at a networking event, during a job interview, or in a social setting.
Watch The Elevator Pitchvideo and design a 1-minute sales pitch that is tailored toward your chosen career path. It is recommended that you utilize one of the following voice recording options to hear your elevator speech and share it with your classmates.
Once you have completed your recording, upload it to the dropbox or hyperlink it in a Word document. If you are having trouble recording your elevator speech, please contact your instructor.
Example Elevator Speech
Hi, my name is John and I am a student at Ashford University completing my Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management. For the past five years, I have worked in a leadership role in the food service industry, where I was able to reduce costs and increase revenues. I am seeking to increase my management responsibilities and move into a district manager role where I can help improve company productivity and increase profitability.
JUST A BIT OF INFO ON ME: I am completing my Bachelor’s in HealthCare Administration. For the past 13 years I have worked as a home based medical transcriptionist. I worked in Medical Records at the local hospital.