Elevator Pitches

Craft a Stronger Elevator Pitch By Asking These 3 Questions

Because we all know that distilling your value down into a few concise sentences is deceptively tough.<p>One of the best pieces of career advice I've ever received was about creating a strong elevator pitch. "In order to leave a memorable impression, you can't just say what you do," this mentor told …

Networking

Elevator Pitch: Xref

Image: Supplied<p>Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for …

4 Ways to Predict the Result of Your Investment Pitch

Learn how to read between the lines and spot the red flags when an investor just isn't that into you.<p>I was attending an investor pitch last week along with a company I advise. I could see the rejection coming from a mile away. Our presentation was clunky, the value proposition was weak for its …

Entrepreneurship

5 Public Relations Tips to Help You Write a Pitch Someone Will Actually Read

Are you respectful of other people's time and energy?<p>My inbox is constantly flooded with pitches from public relations (PR) professionals, and the majority of them are complete garbage. While a few come over that are perfectly fine, most are downright cringe-worthy.<p><i>“Want to interview the company</i> …

Public Relations

Elevator Pitch: kimkim

Image: Supplied<p>Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for …

Sharing Economy

Stealing Your Way to Original Designs

Let’s look at how this works in practice.<p>Say SpaceZzzz™ hired me to create a site to advertise a new service they’re offering: rental properties on …

ThyssenKrupp’s elevator pitch shakes up world of lifts

The elevator of the future will be exciting, almost seductive in the way it moves, not just up and down — but sideways and diagonally.<p>A clever child …

Construction

The Super guide for K-drama addicts

“Lovely Love Lie”<p>Hello, we are Super, and we’re addicts—K-drama addicts.<p>Romance, comedy, melodrama, action, fantasy and suspense, South Korean …

Philippines

How Standing Chest Deep in Sub-Freezing Sea Water Improved My Elevator Pitch

When it comes to pitching and presenting, opening the whole kimono leaves nothing to the imagination. Give them just enough so they they ask for more.<p>The worst thing your pitch or story can be is forgettable and boring. Not only does it mean your audience won't internalize your message, they also …

Baltic Sea

Watch: Apple’s reality show ‘Planet of the Apps’ is so bad that it’s embarrassing fans and employees

‘Dubious ethics, terrible advice, heavy-handed branding, and the sense that no one knows what the hell they’re doing.’<p>Apple may be a pioneer in the …

Gary Vaynerchuk

How to Write an Elevator Pitch That Inspires Like a Movie Trailer

A few concepts that can make your investor pitch more compelling.<p>Growing up in the 90s, my favorite part of summer break was going to see huge blockbuster movies. Whether it was <i>Jurassic Park, Independence Day,</i> or <i>The Blair Witch Project</i>, I found myself excited to watch an action packed 90-minute …

Movies

Networking Sucks, But You Can Make It Bearable. Here’s How

Not everyone likes talking to strangers, but you can implement some tactics to get rid of the stress and anxiety.<p>If there’s one word in the working world that makes introverts cringe most, it’s probably “networking.” Though some find the task of talking to new people for career purposes to be …

Networking

Before Starting a Fashion Closet Internship, Read This

10 things you need to know from a summer fashion intern.This week, I started interning in the fashion cupboard at Marie Claire U.K. <b>(!)</b><i>(Related: "The</i> …

Fashion

Sell More Books with a Kickass Amazon Book Page

People often ask me what Amazon Optimization entails and I tell them that when I do it for an author, I look at things like their keywords, their …

Publishing

How Your Startup Can Harness The Power of Social Media

, CommunityVoice<p>Shutterstock<p>Thank goodness we don’t have to rely on mailers and word-of-mouth to market our businesses anymore. Now, thanks to social media, business owners can advertise their services and interact with customers with just the click of a mouse or the touch of a screen. Social media …

Social Media Marketing

Career mistakes to avoid: These 7 unconscious bad habits are ruining your job search

In the market for a new job? With hiring on the rise and the jobless rate at the lowest point in ten years, now is an ideal time to snag a new gig. …

Employment

Personal Branding Sucks

Hey! Get on board with this critically important personal branding advice! You too can become a brand like Nike, Apple, or Tesla. You too can be …

Branding

Elevator Pitch: Thankly's Dr Kate Adams

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This …

Networking

Strategic Ideation Turns Brainstorming Into ROI

I come from a family of scientists.<p>Brilliant people, each and every one of them, but practitioners of an entirely different sort of creativity from …

Marketing

How to answer the dreaded "tell us about yourself" question in a job interview

Interviewing for a job is very exciting — it means you got through the faceless application process — but also oh-so-terrifying. Perhaps the most …

Employment

Our 17 favourite new game announcements from E3 2017

From Life is Strange: Before the Storm to Mario + Rabbids, here are the titles the news of which most piqued our interest at this year’s E3<p>Before the giant E3 video game exhibition takes place every year, it is proceeded by a series of vast press events, where publishers hope to snag just a little …

Gaming

How to Network If You Don’t Like Talking to Strangers

Networking

How to Approach a Bureaucrat

My Advice to Civic Techies Hoping to Work with Government<p><i>This is the first installment of a</i> <i>new ELGL blog series</i> <i>about my adventures as an</i> …

Elevators

Even If You're Not in Sales, You Still Need to Know How to Sell. Here's How to Master the Art

Making sales is not easy, but now is your chance to use a guide to become a sales master and build a profitable business.<p>Small business owners are usually eager to start making money right out of the gate. But it's not that simple. Though many entrepreneurs have been in the business long enough to …

Small Business

For Photographers Timing is Important in More Ways Than One

Sometimes the who, what, and how is surpassed by the when. Timing can be everything. It’s a fact of life, even if a rather cruel one. <br>You may meet …

Photography

Perfecting the Elevator Pitch for Freelancers

<i>What do you do?</i><p>Do you know how to answer that question in a way that captures the attention of the person who asked? When you only have 20 to 30 …

Networking

How To Craft An Irresistible Elevator Pitch (& Deliver It Like A Pro)

<b></b>If you could have a blockbuster movie trailer created about you, what would you want it to say? That’s essentially your elevator pitch. Career coach …

Public Speaking

Elevator Pitch: Fuel / Youth2Knowledge

Image: Supplied<p>Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for …

10 Handy Conversation Starters for Introverted Writers

Anyone who thrives in the solitary act of writing probably has some difficulty networking. Once you finally come out of your focus tunnel for air, it …

Networking

5 Questions To Ask Yourself If You're Considering Quitting Your Job Post-Baby

Here's how to prepare for making the big decision.<p>Now that you’re a mom or almost a mom, every aspect of your life will be seen through a new lens. …

Lifestyle