Do You Have An Elevator Pitch When You Talk About Your Business?

Last week in our mastermind group, we discussed having an elevator speech and the importance on how it comes across to a new person. We each took turns saying our elevator speech in front of the group. Some people read their elevator pitch from a piece of paper while others “winged it”.  In my opinion, you should be able to describe who you are and what you do to a new person, without having to look at a piece of paper.

A mentor once told me that I should practice my elevator speech over and over and over again. She said I should know my “speech” like the back of my hand. She also suggested I look in the mirror and practice 5-10x a day until I really become comfortable with the words, my expression, and having confidence when asked what I do and introducing myself. I totally agree with this!

Either way, having an elevator speech is something you should have and practice on how to deliver it smoothly; so the next time you’re in a networking meeting or introducing yourself in a business situation, you’re ready to talk about yourself with confidence! If you deliver your elevator pitch with confidence, you might just get the other person to start engaging and begin a great conversation with you!

To briefly outline what your elevator pitch or speech should have, here are 3 things to think about.

  1. What’s your purpose of having one ready?  Introduce them to your new venture?
  2. Are you letting people know what you do and about your business?
  3. Peak their interest, let them know your unique selling proposition? (USP)

Remember, to not be “salesy”, but do engage and listen to their comments and answer their questions professionally.  Make sure you have business cards or brochures to leave with them, just in case they may want to do business with you.

Do you think that having an elevator pitch today, is important? And do you practice what you’re going to say over and over until you get more comfortable? Or do you wing it when someone asks you what you do as a business owner?

 

Alternative to Hiring An Employee

puzzle piecesA lot of companies today (2017) are outsourcing their tasks and projects to outside contractors.  The reason is it’s cost-effective and getting talent from specialists who are experts in certain tasks they perform.  You don’t really need to train them, except for on-boarding and getting to know you and how you work.

I’m here to tell you about the virtual world of assistants that are available globally.  These are usually independent contractors (in the U.S) working from their home offices and to provide assistance for professionals, speakers, coaches and many small organizations.  They are hired for specific tasks or projects and work only when needed.

Do you need help with the back-end office? Someone who tackles projects from “working behind the scenes”, and manage your daily business functions?

I’m an independent contractor, working remotely, with different industries to help business owners with technical and executive administrative needs. I can help tackle your tasks and To Do lists, so you can focus on building your “empire”.

Are you good at delegating work to an outside person? Are you new to this type of getting help?

I’ll help you down-size your To Do List and figure out which tasks should be tackled first and start creating processes and procedures from day one. I’ll smooth your work flow so you can be more organized, able to see which projects or tasks should be done first, and create steps to complete each one of them.

Just think of the sigh of relief you can experience once we start working together. As a business owner myself, I care about the quality and success of your business. I know how overwhelmed you might feel when things all of a sudden start to pile up, especially as you get busier with new clients!

If you’re a “solopreneur”, small-sized business owner we’re only a phone call away or click away. If you’re located in the USA, our communication will be over Email, Skype and phone. I work with short-term or long-term projects.

To have a 20-minute complimentary consultation, please contact me here. Visit this page to see more support services.

To learn more about Virtual Assistants or some call “freelancer”, “personal assistant”, here’s some information about Virtual Assistants (VA), and how to work with a VA from my previous blog, titled: Who, What and Where are Virtual Assistants

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