Perfecting the 30-Second Elevator Pitch: The Ideal Summer Poolside Activity - US News

Memorial Day has passed and it’s officially summer. That means the start of BBQs, beach visits, vacations and pool time. Let’s be honest: This isn't the time of year you want to think about your job or where you want to go next with your career – you’re thinking about vacation, not updating your résumé or searching for jobs. But there is something slightly less intimidating to think about during the summer that won’t require tons of work, and best of all, you can use it at all your summertime festivities, including on vacation: The elevator speech.

The elevator speech, or elevator pitch, is a short speech that shares who you are, what you do and where you want to go. You’re probably thinking, "how can I cram all that information into only 30 seconds?" Here’s how. You may want to take out a pen and paper or your computer.

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