1. Stop calling it the “Elevator Pitch”.
What is the one scary thing you think of when networking? Yep giving your Elevator Pitch. It gives me the Heebie Jeebies just saying that word! Also no one wants to hear any type of “pitch”. ICK! Join me in calling it your B.A.M.- or your Bold.Action.Moment. You have a moment to make a powerful bold impression, NOT a moment to pitch. A pitch just sounds like a sales moment which is definitely scary. You are an impactful business leader- you can definitely show up and make a BOLD impression! And if that sounds SCARY- it just takes a little more intention than most consider.
3. Practice your powerful message.
Once you have a concise, impactful message- practice it. But you don’t need to win a Networking Emmy.
We have all heard those rehearsed dramatic messages.
4. BE YOU!
People want to do business with YOU. Relax, take a deep breath, do a power move or what I call “Beast Mode”, and walk into that meeting with confidence in who you are and what you do. You can do it. But again- planning and practicing so you have a powerful B.A.M. will lead to showing up with more confidence because you KNOW that what you are going to say represents YOU powerfully. This is how the BOLD YOU shines through.
Could you use some help with your B.A.M. and less scary networking?
Click here: Leave Em with a B.A.M.!