I’ve Changed My Mind About Elevator Pitches

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
For years, I was pitched by people in ways that were so boorish and so 1980’s. Listen to my pitch and craft yours using the framework I offer.

[00:00] Intro
[00:56] Constructing the short pitch
[02:18] Outro

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For years, the idea of an elevator pitch nauseated me because I’ve seen too many of them in my work as a recruiter, and I found them really offensive. They were boorish; they were obnoxious. You know, they were grandiose. And I always felt cornered when someone gave me one. I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I’m called the Big Game Hunter stemming from my time when I did recruiting when I’d hunt down leaders and staff for organizations. Did it for more than 40 years.

And now I provide no BS coaching and career advice to people globally because I make things easier for them related to job search, hiring more effectively, managing and leading better, resolving workplace issues, and more.

And that was my pitch. People hire me to . . . And thus, I make a very concise statement about what I’m hired to do. And why they hire me to do it. You see, the old-time pitches would be like, introduce yourself, summarize what you do, explain what you want, and finish with a call to action. By the way that comes from indeed.com. And that’s the old time elevator pitch.

I’ll just simply say, if you think of what I just did, I made it very clear about what I’m hired to do and why. The why is I make things easier for people. You can do something comparable for yourself. And just start by saying “people hire me to . . . and then finish the sentence. And suddenly, this isn’t so obnoxious, is it? I make things easier for people in relation to what and I define a couple of things. It’s really two sentences, tops. And then from there, if someone’s interested, you can go into more detail about how you do it. But don’t force it on them. And if you follow this framework, it works far more effectively than the typical elevator pitch that we were all trained to do.

I hope you found this helpful. I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. Visit my website, TheBigGameHunter.us There’s a ton in the blog that will help you plus you can schedule time for a free discovery call, schedule time for coaching, find out about my video courses, books and guides. Again, there’s just a lot there that will help.

Also, I want to remind you, connect with me on Linkedin at linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter. I forgot to mention at my website, you can schedule time to ask me questions which I call Trusted Advisor Services. You can schedule time for coaching or to interview me to become your coach, which I call a discovery call. I want to help.  I hope you have a terrific day and most importantly, be great!

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. He is hired to provide No BS Career Advice globally. That can involve job search, hiring staff, management, leadership, career transition and advice about resolving workplace issues. Schedule a discovery call at my website, www.TheBigGameHunter.us

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with over 2500 episodes.

Website: www.TheBigGameHunter.us (schedule a paid coaching session, a free discovery call or ask questions using my Trusted Adviser Services)

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter

Courses: www.TheBigGameHunter.us/courses

Main YouTube: www.JobSearchTV.com

No BS Job Search Advice Radio Podcast: anchor.fm/nobsjobsearchadviceradio

Video Podcast of No BS Job Search Advice Radio: Spotify 

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