7 Tips on How to Create Your 30-Second Elevator Pitch

elevator pitch

If you have a career of any kind, you need an elevator pitch (some call it an elevator speech or a value proposition). An elevator pitch is a roughly 30-second sound bite – a response to the question, “Tell me about yourself” or “What do you do?” Has anyone ever actually used the elevator pitch in an elevator? While I doubt…

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Warning: Be Careful of Trading Passion for Glory

  Have you watched any of the Rocky movies? You know that feeling when the song “Eye of the Tiger” comes on and you feel like you can conquer the world? Well, “Eye of the Tiger” came on when I was at the gym last week, and this line jumped out at me: “So many…

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How to Humbly Promote Yourself to Advance Your Career

We can all agree on one thing: Promoting yourself humbly is something we all yearn to do but have no idea how to do it. Everyone, whether you are extroverted or introverted, doesn’t want to sound like a blow hard when pimping their wins to colleagues. No one wants to be the office lounge lizard…

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Smart Talent Graveyard: Where Executive Careers Go to Die

Smart Talent Graveyard: Where Executive Careers Go to Die I am an Ivy-league graduate, but I am smart enough to know that going to a highly reputable school is not the magic ticket to success. In fact, my top four mentors in my professional life have had the following backgrounds:

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Overcoming the Wall of Worry in Your Executive Career

Financial newsletters and media outlets have been talking about the bull market climbing the Wall of Worry. I understand this to be the bull market continuously climbing despite political, geographic and economic worries that plague the news and influence these markets each day. You can google “bull market climbs wall of worry” to find stories…

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