Everyday Talent Podcast

Ep. 10 Ditch your elevator pitch today

August 07, 2022 Betty Xie Episode 10
Everyday Talent Podcast
Ep. 10 Ditch your elevator pitch today
Show Notes

For a long time, I've been thinking about how I can create an elevator pitch to introduce myself in a succinct and clear way. And if you're a multifaceted creative like me, you know it's difficult to sum up who you are in a sentence. It forces us to take something complex and boil down into something very simple. But why do most of us still spend so much time on our elevator pitches? And why do we feel anxious when others fail to recognize our complexity in one short paragraph? In today's episode,  I'm going to talk about exactly that, and why you should get rid of your pitch today and ways to shift your energy so that you show up more powerfully. 

Key Highlights: 

  • a fun story about how I overcome the need for coming up with an elevator pitch for myself
  • My hypothesis on why people obsess over their elevator pitches
  • How you can address issues a pitching your work to impress others or collaborate with potential clients
  • A better approach of showing up powerfully and authentically

Key Takeaways: 

  • Everything that you say reveals a little bit about you and no one paragraph in the world will need to totally represent you. 
  • Make genuine connections by being a good listener, a natural conversationalist and by being honest about who you are, rather than boxing yourself in with a few sentences.  

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The Everyday Talent Podcast is produced by Betty Xie and Benice Detoon.