Recently I came across this video that was about creating your elevator speech. It’s only just a bit over six minutes long.
But…and this is a big but, he reveals a couple of simple, and yet very effective ways to stop saying the word ummmm when you’re giving your elevator speech. Often when you’re giving an elevator speech, your mind can wonder off on you and to fill the void you will use the word ummmm. Well, as it turns out, using that word can make you look like you’re not prepared or even worse…like you don’t know what you’re talking about.
In this video national elevator speech champion, (yea, there is such a thing) Chris Westfall walks you through a few tactics he’s used and taught for getting rid of your ummmm’s. Make sure you pay attention to what he says about using a picture in your mind for stopping yourself from using that word..ummmmm. I liked that particular tactic and it makes sense.
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