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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Personal Growth / Success
  • Language:English
  • Pages:95
  • eBook ISBN:9781618420282

Five Great New Elevator Pitches

Get a Job, Get a Raise, Get a Date and MORE

by Chris Westfall

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Don't give an elevator speech until you've read this book, from the national elevator pitch champion! The elevator platform has been replaced with the social platform - is your message ready to be heard above the noise? Don't just give a speech, when you can deliver a message - the message of the NEW Elevator Pitch!
The old idea of an elevator pitch just doesn’t work anymore. The elevator platform has been replaced with the social platform, and - if you’re serious about your message - you need a New Elevator Pitch to tell your story. Five Great New Elevator Pitches is about a brand called YOU - your persuasion, your outcomes, and your goals. With techniques from the national elevator pitch champion, you too can deliver message that makes your listener say, "Tell me more..." These Five Great New Elevator Pitches will show you how to take control of your communication, and create the results you need. Learn how to speak with CLARITY - and convince others to follow your lead. In Five Great New Elevator Pitches, you will learn how to: Get Hired Get a Raise Get a Date Get funding for a Creative Project Get Clear on How to Deliver Bad News Featuring input from a panel of experts, this book is designed to accelerate your learning by offering examples of modern communication. The old elevator pitch is dead; our conversation style needs to adapt. All around you are people who want to hear your story - they want to know about YOU. But they're busy, and you're busy, and we're all bombarded by millions of messages every day. Creating a story that stands out among the noise is the challenge of our age. Each Scenario within Five Great New Elevator Pitches is broken down into its component parts, so you can see the elements that make the message matter. Each chapter also includes at least one "Two-Minute Drill" - a short and powerful accelerator for your pitch, demonstrating the concept contained within the chapter. By reading the example, going through the breakdown, and completing the short, two minute exercises, you will learn how to create your most powerful conversation ever - that's the New Elevator Pitch.
About the author
Chris Westfall is the national elevator pitch champion and grand prize winner of the "118" elevator pitch contest. He has appeared on CNN, ABC NEWS and NBC, as well as in the NEW YORK POST. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and broadcast professional, whose clients include Hewlett Packard (HP), Lutron, JCPenney, Savant, ACCCE, Great American Insurance and The American Marketing Assocation. His workshops have helped MBA students and undergraduates at a wide variety of schools across the Southwest, and he is an award-winning MBA instructor through the Business Leadership Center at Southern Methodist University. By helping companies to harness the power of communications and branding, he delivers seminars and consulting solutions designed to accelerate the sales process and enhance the effectiveness of executive leaders. A former international sales executive in the technology industry, Chris is originally from Chicago. He lives in Dallas with his wife and two daughters and is an avid supporter of the performing and visual arts.