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More conversations and fewer announcements: Seth Godin on the elevator pitch

The best elevator pitch doesn’t pitch your project. It pitches the meeting about your project. The best elevator pitch is true, stunning, brief and it leaves the listener eager (no, desperate) to hear the rest of it. It’s not a practiced, polished turd of prose that pleases everyone on the board and your marketing team, it’s a little fractal of the entire story, something real.

“I quit my job as an Emmy-winning actress to do this becauseā€¦” or “Our company is profitable and has grown 10% per week, every week, since July,” or “The King of Spain called me last week about the new project we just launched.”

More conversations and fewer announcements.

Seth Godin – No one ever bought anything on an elevator

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