Career Focus – Elevator Speech
An elevator speech is an excellent way to convey your skills while networking and seeking employment. Typically, an elevator speech is a one-minute summary of who you are, why you are qualified, and what you have to offer the organization or industry. A brief sales pitch will ensure that you are prepared to discuss your career goals whenever the opportunity presents itself. Some examples of where you could use your elevator speech are at a networking event, during a job interview, or in a social setting.
Watch The Elevator Pitch (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Career Spots video (3:25 minutes) and design a one-minute sales pitch that is tailored toward your chosen career path. It is recommended that you utilize one of the following voice recording options to hear your elevator speech and share it with your classmates:
Example Elevator Speech
Hi, my name is John. I have worked crisis situations in the military for the last ten years, and I am currently a student at Ashford University completing my Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. For the past five years, I have worked as a first line supervisor supporting military deployments, where I was able to actively lead teams to resolve crisis situations. I am seeking a position as an emergency planner to use my leadership skills in response to high pressure situations such as responses to natural disasters.
Once you have completed your recording, share your pitch with the class by copying and pasting the link of your recording into the body of your initial post. If you are having trouble recording your elevator speech, please contact your instructor.
Just type out the speech with the name josh and career goal as hospitality management.