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Create an effective Elevator Pitch using Dr. Connie's High Five System: What? Who! Wow! Why? When?


Great elevator pitches are created to sell your idea, business, organization, product or service in 30 seconds or less (the time it takes to go from the first floor to the top of the building in an elevator). It’s important to develop and practice an effective pitch so you are ready to use it under fire. When you step onto an elevator with Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, you want to be prepared! This worksheet will help you create an amazing pitch by using the “High Five” method of What, Who, Wow, Why and When.

Note: As you develop your pitch, use words and pictures to engage both your right- and left-brain functions while stimulating your creative juices!

This a great exercise for companies and/or organizations in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors!

Note: This presentation has a corresponding worksheet with the same name.

Final Reduced High Five What’s Your Pitch Webinar Worksheet 1.24.2011.pdf (241 kB)
This worksheet corresponds with the presentation, "Marketing Yourself with a High Five." It will help you create a powerful pitch in 5 steps: What? Who! Wow! Why? and When?