Elevator Pitch Speech Assignment and Rubric

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Elevator Pitch Speech Assignment and Rubric Task : You have no more than 3 minutes to distinguish yourself from your peers. Avoid trying to cram in your entire resume in a three-minute space—babbling too fast isn’t going to get you the job. Think instead of crafting a one-sentence encapsulation of who you are and what you can offer. According to Daisy Wademan Dowling, an executive coach and contributor to the Harvard Business Review, an effective one-sentence encapsulation will have three characteristics: 1. It is utterly genuine—what do you think your value to the company really would be? What are you proudest of in your work/academic life? 2. It should focus on providing a solution to communications tasks/problems that most people find difficult or grapple with getting done. 3. It should convey an idea of what “good things” will happen for the division of the company who gets to have you as an employee, or accepts your product idea, etc. That one-sentence encapsulation might turn into 2 or 3 sentences—the point is to think
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Unformatted text preview: about how you can communicate your strengths authentically to someone so that you are memorable without being obnoxious—and then to practice —a lot. Absolutely no notes may be used ; nor any visual aids . Purpose of the assignment: It’s not just future entrepreneurs and salespeople who need to develop a “pitch.” Anyone applying for any kind of professional position needs to be able to answer the questions, “Who are you and what do you do?”—and if you are interviewing, the unspoken question you need to be able to answer as well is, “How will you or your product add value?” Assessment: The assignment is worth 50 points. 15 points each will be allocated to the following 3 areas: Content/Vocal delivery/Physical delivery. 5 points will be allocated to keeping within a time limit of 2 minutes to 3 minutes—with points subtracted from those 5 points depending on how far under or over the delivered speech is....
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