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The Best Lesson on Pitching Yourself

Just finished Jodi Glickman’s LinkedIn Learning course on “Pitching Yourself”.

Watch the preview from my LinkedIn post here.

It’s an amazing, quick course of short videos about how to pitch yourself – whether it’s for a job, a promotion, to land a new client or get funding for your next business venture.

Without giving too much away, here’s a quick outline:
1. No more 30 second elevator pitch to memorize.
2. The goal of the pitch is to engage and get to the next round of conversation. It’s a back-and-forth dialogue, not a monologue. In fact, the likelihood of closing from the first pitch is slim to none.

Learn the steps to successful pitching:

1. Start with the destination (the most important part)

What are you excited about? Where are you going next? What do you want to do? Why are you having this conversation? Why are you here? What are you trying to accomplish (today)? What is the outcome that you’re trying to achieve from THIS conversation?

2. Describe your backstory (the easiest part)

Don’t read your resume. The difference between a background and a backstory is that you get to pick and choose what you want to talk about. Focus on either relevant experience or transferable skills.

3. Connect the dots

Watch the videos here:

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