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Networking: Creating Your Elevator Speech. Presented by Akilah Groce. It Is Important!. The more you do it the more connections you will have. 65% to 70% of the jobs are found through networking. Its all about who knows you. Elevator Speech.

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it is important
It Is Important!
  • The more you do it the more connections you will have.
  • 65% to 70% of the jobs are found through networking.
  • Its all about who knows you.
elevator speech
Elevator Speech

Opportunity to get your point across about who you are in a timely manner

A short 30 second memorized speech

Includes your skills, interests, and future goals

steps to create your speech
Steps To Create Your Speech

STEP 1: First write down all what comes up in your mind.

STEP 2: Then cut the jargon and details. Make strong short and powerful sentences. Eliminate unnecessary words.

STEP 3: Connect the phrases to each other. Your elevator address has to flow natural and smoothly. Don't rush.

STEP 4: Memorize the key points and practice your talk.

STEP 5: Have you really answered the key question of your listener: WIIFM -What's in it for me?

STEP 6: Create different versions for different business situations of your elevator speech.


Hi, my name is Samantha Atcheson, and I am a senior Environmental Sciences major. I’m looking for a position that will allow me to use my research and analysis skills. Over the past few years, I’ve been strengthening these skills through my work with a local watershed council on conservation strategies to support water quality and habitats. Eventually, I’d like develop education programs on water conservation awareness. I read that your organization is involved in water quality projects. Can you tell me how someone with my experience may fit into your organization?


Hi, my name is Mary Jones. I am currently a sophomore student attending ABC college. My major is in business with a minor in art. I have volunteered with the student credit union throughout my first and sophomore year at college. Last summer I completed an internship with The Museum of Modern Art, and I'm hoping to find an internship in finance this summer in the Boston area. I have always had an interest in art and I'm also finding that I have a knack for business. In the future I'm hoping to combine these two very different disciplines and find myself a career that includes them both.


Nice to meet you, I’m Alex Biondo. I’m currently a senior and am studying Computer and Information Science. I hope to become a computer programmer when I graduate. I’ve had a couple of internships where I worked on several program applications with a project team. I enjoy developing computer applications for simple business solutions. The position you have listed in UO-JobLink seems like it would be a perfect fit for someone with my skills. I’d like to hear more about the type of project teams in your organization.

other tips to remember
Other Tips To Remember

Remember to smile genuinely

Engage you listener

Do not rush through your intro

Wear your name tag on the right side. When you extend your hand out for the hand shake the line of sight goes straight to your name tag.

Practice. Practice. Practice. (ALOUD)