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What's YOUR elevator speech?

Submitted by Steering.Jim on Sun, 08/17/2008 - 11:21

Imagine you are a lowly employee on the company food chain. One day while getting on the elevator the CEO gets on the elevator with you. You have 30 seconds to 2 minutes before the elevator reaches the top floor. It's your big opportunity to tell the CEO your terrific idea and get noticed. What will you talk about? How will you say it?

Think of your voters as the CEO of your company. What are you going to share with them? Why should they vote for your candidate? Why should they go to the polls on election day when they're busy with their daily lives? How can you say what you need to say in 30 seconds and still be clear AND motivational? Remember to sell them on the benefits of voting for you! No one votes for features. People vote because of the benefits!

Work on your elevator speech today! Tell everyone why you are supporting your favorite candidate!

This helpful tip brought to you courtesy of Democracy Fest! (

Steering Jim