So here we are again – it’s time for primary elections! And what an exciting year as more first time candidates are running for everything from senator to county comptroller. It is not surprising that as a communication consultant, I have been asked many questions and hired by a few first timers looking to be [...]
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Be comfortable with the unknowns, the 'I Don't Know...'s are powerful and are a great confidence tool. It's ok to not have all the answers and to continue to educate yourself. The power in 'I don't know...' helps you build credibility.
We all hate the idea of an elevator pitch. We often think of it as simply a way to start a conversation at a boring, but important networking event or conference. But it can be so much more. The secret to getting value out of articulating your value is to remember that whoever you [...]
Whether we are the CEO or a junior developer, it is so important to align our messaging with our company’s. That means that you don’t want your elevator pitch to sound out of sync with anything your co-workers or your boss might say about you or your company. Inconsistency kills credibility. Making sure how [...]
There is no ONE elevator pitch which covers all situations. That is because while the value you bring to your clients doesn’t change, how each audience sees your value is different. You may be in a room full of prospects or you may be in a room full of influencers. How you articulate your [...]
When we feel uncertain and our confidence is not at its best, we overcompensate by giving too much information. Don't give the listener too much information, edit your presentation down so that it does not undermine your pitch.
This month I am focusing on elevator pitches, but the truth is that the fundamentals of all pitches, elevator, sales, investor, are the same. The purpose of any pitch is simply about getting more time. The challenge with this is that we often focus what little time we are given on what we do [...]
Visibility is about getting noticed not just about being seen. Speaking up and showing up is incredibly important to be and stay visible.