In this iLearning Global video. Terri Murphy explains how to create a compelling elevator speech.
You go out networking and you start talking to somebody and they ask "what do you do?"
What do you say back?
Do you mumble some kind of rambling reply that doesn't make a good impression?
You know you can do better than that don't you but perhaps you don't want to have a corny sounding, insincere elevator speech.
Do you just say your job - I'm an accountant, an HR consultant, the owner of a plastic injection moulding business - and leave them to draw their own conclusion?
You have immediately turned yourself into a commodity - and that's the last thing you want.
What's the person thinking.
"An accountant...but I already know ten accountants."
So what do you do?
Terri Murphy in this ilearning Global video takes you through a six step process to help you to craft an elevator speech which makes the right kind of impression and starts a conversation rather than ending it.
She gives some examples of how to make what you do sound interesting and outside the norm and then gives you other networking tips - especially showing interest in the other person.
A person who talks about him-or-herself non-stop is a bore and I am sure you have met those when you have been out networking.
If you find that your networking isn't as effective as you want, watch Terri Murphy, listen to how she creates an elevator speech and then create your own to use whenever and wherever you can.
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