You may be familiar with the term “elevator pitch”, a term describing quick business chats as occupants rode to their floor. These introductions had to be brief, to the point, and memorable. In modern times, an elevator pitch is a short 30-60 second summary of who you are, what you do, and why you are the best at it.
It is important to note the difference between an elevator pitch and a sales pitch. A sales pitch is a formal presentation made with the intent to secure a deal. An elevator pitch, however, is a brief summary offered in casual settings to highlight your abilities and goals to attract job interviews and opportunities. You should be able to deliver your elevator pitch at any time.