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Illinois State University Chaper of the Public Relations Student Society of America

PRemier

September/October

2015

Elevator Pitch Workshop By: Ali Geary

True to its mission, the Illinois State University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America enhanced its members’ professional development through the opportunity to develop a new and critical skill that is instrumental in building one’s network. ISU PRSSA provided a two-part workshop on October 6 and 13 to help members create elevator pitches. Essentially an elevator pitch is a 30-second or less speech about yourself that highlights your strong points to appeal to peers and professionals alike. By the end of this two-part series, each member at the ISU PRSSA meetings found that, when faced with a networking opportunity during their college and approaching young professional career, they could be ready to pitch themselves this way. Beginning with part one, the ISU PRSSA executive board prepared an introductory workshop and explained the importance of having a prepared elevator pitch, tips to make it successful, and the potential benefits of a strong pitch. The workshop included a question and answer period, after which Chapter attendees split up into groups and assigned an executive board member to develop their own pitches and receive feedback. The attendees were provided a general outline for elevator pitches, which included name, school, major, jobs and internship experience, and a “hook,” which is a point of special significance that is very memorable and pertinent to one’s career path. [Continued on Page 6]

Table of Contents Page 2....Letter from the E-Board Page 3....Letter from the E-Board continued, Student of the Month Page 4.....St. Louis Tour Page 5.....Corporate Tours, Student of the month Page 6.....Elevator Pitch Workshop continued, Upcoming Events

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PRemier Newsletter: September/October 2015  

This issue of PRemier includes the ISU PRSSA Elevator Pitch Workshop, Letter from Executive Board- Ali Geary, Members of the Month, and agen...

PRemier Newsletter: September/October 2015  

This issue of PRemier includes the ISU PRSSA Elevator Pitch Workshop, Letter from Executive Board- Ali Geary, Members of the Month, and agen...

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