We’ve all been there. You step into an elevator, choose your floor, turn around, and there is the CEO of your big fish, the “white whale” of your industry. The elevator starts moving towards the next floor. Being a pro, you turn to him, introduce yourself, and start rambling, but before you know it the elevator stops, and you hear the words, “This is my floor, good day.” BOOM! The chance is gone and your left thinking, “Why didn’t I practice my elevator pitch?”
Why is the elevator pitch so critical?
How long should your elevator pitch be?
What makes a perfect pitch?
Here are the 6 essential steps to the perfect pitch. You can add and modify but make sure you don’t leave one of these 6 things out.
Here is an example of what your completed elevator pitch may look like:
(1) If you’re reading this you’re already halfway there to connecting with Helpmeclose.com. (2) My name is Max, along with being the creator of Helpmeclose.com, I am a sales/leadership coach determined to help you close more sales, make more money, and achieve your goals. (3) Your time is valuable and we at Helpmeclose.com get it, that’s why we have developed the ultimate sales and leadership resource filled with the latest sales tips, style guide, and gadget recommendations that every salesman needs, saving you time so you can focus on being the ultimate closer (4) You know John Smith from THE COMPANY, right? He connected with Helpmeclose.com and since then he has increased his close ratio by 100%! (5) What kind of effect would increasing your close ratio by 100% have on your paycheck? (PAUSE FOR ANSWER) That would make a huge difference in your daily life. (6) Like I said, I know your time is precious so let’s keep it simple. To get these valuable updates from Helpmeclose.com you can either subscribe by entering your email at the top right of the sidebar, or click the LinkedIn connect button at the bottom of this post. Which of these options is easiest for you? Great! It was a pleasure meeting you and thanks again for connecting.
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