Create an Elevator Speech
An elevator speech is a mini, sometimes impromptu, speech about yourself, your product or service for a business opportunity or to gain employment.
For this assignment, you are riding in an elevator with a CEO of your choice (just the two of you). Introduce yourself and pitch yourself for a job with the company or pitch your product or service. Keep in mind, the elevator ride is two minutes long, as you are in the tallest building in the world.
Create a written speech and practice giving your speech in front of the mirror or in front of friends. Make a video recording of yourself and submit via your canvass studio for instructor feedback. You will turn in both the written and video portion via Canvas (on Tuesday, April 5). You may use your written portion as a prompt for what you plan to say.
You may also tailor your assignment based on your major, for example:
- If you are studying fashion, you may be in the elevator with Tom Ford
- If you are an information technology major, you may be in an elevator with Mark Zuckerberg
- If you are a criminal justice major, you may be in an elevator with the FBI or CIA Director
- If you a nursing major, you may be riding up with the Surgeon General of the United States