Do you need an elevator pitch? In a word, yes.
First impressions make a difference and you need to be able to capitalize on a very short meeting with a new person. People are busy, so you need to “hit it and get it.” What better way to explain why you’re great than to have a concise summary about who you are and what you do?
So, what is an elevator speech? It’s a quick — usually 100-200 words — high-level summary about the value that you could add to a project, organization, etc. In crafting your elevator speech, think about:
The perfect elevator pitch takes practice, so write it, revise it and practice it over and over again until it becomes second nature.