Elevator Pitch: Tips, consulting & workshops in Berlin & onlineWell, what do you offer? Find your Elevator Pitch
Consulting and workshops for your elevator pitch
Convince, inspire, sell with a clever elevator pitch. Develop your elevator pitch so that you and your offer are convincing.
An elevator pitch can have many faces, but it shouln’t be boring!
Storytelling is one of the proven methods, but there are many other surprising options for your elevator pitching.
Elevator pitch workshop
The small talk with the seat neighbor in the airplane, in the coffee break during a congress, in the customer discussion, on network meetings, in interviews, and with investors is a precious opportunity, to draw attention to itself. Whatever you call it, you can pitch!
Unfortunately, many people do not succeed in seizing these opportunities. Very few people are prepared for this and are afterward angry about the missed opportunity. Next time, yes next time…
And you? Can you describe your offer in a few sentences in such a way that your dream talk partner becomes curious and wants to know more?
In the workshop or the consultation: We develop your elevator pitch step by step and fine-tune it until it unfolds its desired effect.
Training events in Berlin
- Currently, this is offered exclusively as one-on-one training
- Alternatively by arrangement
One day of individual training 1:1
Decision aid: Training in a group or as individual training?
For effective training, a maximum of SIX SEATS is available in the group training.
Please contact me regarding questions and registration!
** The deadline for early birds shall be the date of receipt of payment, not the application date.
Note: This group training is also available as corporate training. Do you want an even more intense, tailor-made program in which you plan the content and session dates individually with me? I recommend that you book this training program as individual training or coaching. Recommended: at least 8 hours.
Your trainer and travel companion
Originally I worked as a manager in marketing (after technical and commercial studies). For a while I supported start-ups as a management consultant during their foundation, including capital acquisition. For many years I have supported people in presenting themselves and their offers convincingly. A good idea, a product or a service provides the basis, but it also requires the ability to convince other people. Unfortunately, many projects fail or at least lag far behind the possibilities.
Within the framework of the Elevator Pitch workshops I pass on what is important. I do everything I can to ensure that you and your message leave a lasting impression on your conversational partners. Benefit from my experiences in marketing, psychology and communication skills.
Find out more about me in my profile.
Do you want to get ahead with your Elevator Pitch? The preparation of your elevator pitch is most intensive when I help you 1:1.
You determine the scope. At least a test run with professional feedback. Then you know for yourself what impression you and your elevator pitch make, what works and what you should leave, what improvements I recommend. Why do you only want to get such feedback after your real event? Then it is too late for corrections.
I am happy to accompany you with my experience in marketing, psychology and communication sciences. Such professional support is a good investment. You know best where the effort is worthwhile concerning the expected result. Benefit from the advantage. By the way, this can also be done with meetings over the phone or with video support.
Just ask me personally
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Preparation of important conversations and negotiations
Communication can be very easy. But often it is not. Sometimes we say things and then later notice from the reaction of our conversation partners that they seem to have spoken to someone completely different. I didn't say that with the best will in the world. - Or did I say that after all?
More or less consciously, conversations are about convincing other people of something - be it a special offer, your personality, a perspective, or a necessity. If this doesn't happen fast enough and above all not exactly to the point and descriptively, the person we are talking to quickly loses interest, and we lose the hoped-for opportunity. — Conversation failed.
You can let me support you in the preparation of your conversations and negotiations (to be on the safe side: no legal advice!). Find out how you and your message are perceived (arguments, body language, language, voice, and much more). I will familiarize you with effective tools and communication strategies. Develop your psychological skills, learn to stay calm, act confidently, remain authentic, and finally convince.
A good start: Professional feedback with recommendations for improvements
How convincing are you and your messages in speeches and presentations? How good are you in the 111+ most important presentation skills? I have been analyzing speeches since 1998. After evaluating 14,375 speeches and presentations, I can tell you very precisely what has which effect on which audience. Let me give you the feedback that will help you get ahead. You will receive essential feedback and recommendations, as well as the impulses you need to convince your audience in concrete situations.
Are you interested? Then you will find here the information on feedback with recommendations for improvements of speeches and presentations.
Frequently asked questions
What is an elevator pitch?
An elevator pitch is a brief way of introducing yourself and your offer and making a connection with someone. It’s called an elevator pitch because it takes roughly the length of an elevator ride.
How long is an elevator pitch?
The time of an elevator pitch depends on how fast the elevator is, when it really happens there. The length depends on how long someone is willing to listen to you and your offer. Maybe 30 or 60 seconds, maybe a bit more.
What makes a good elevator pitch?
A good elevator pitch should last no longer than an elevator ride of 30 seconds, hence the name. It is interesting, unforgettable and succinct. It also needs to explain what makes you or your organization, product or idea unique. Therefore, it makes curious.
What is a common mistake of pitching?
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when pitching is overwhelming your audience with information. This happens very often!
What clients say
Quite an eye-opener, it brings structure to things which most everyone knows and understands and are common sense – now I’m applying it. I gained a lot of insights during the training one-on-one.
The trainer Karsten was really good. Now I know a lot more about verbal communication, bodylanguage, listening, the ussage of my voice. And what is even more important; now I know how to use the skills in my business. This course should be required for anyone interested in leading and managing people.
The course was excellent. Karsten held the audiences attention and while it was entertaining we learned a lot.
I learned more about my own communication skills with this coaching. I will utilize the skills learned to be a better communicator.
I did really enjoy the indivdual training. I gained different perspectives on situations and personal behaviour. The approach was very effective and the knowledge sticks in my mind. Very good.
Five fingers for a structured speech. Five-finger speech structure.
The five-finger speech structure step by step. Systematically build up statements, whether for speeches, presentations, or discussions.
You should know Godwin’s Law in order not to fall into the trap
When attackers lack arguments, things often get dirty. Unfair comparisons, like with the Nazis, are then meant to distract. Rhetoric can also be fair, but unfortunately, it frequently is not. What does Godwin’s Law mean? And how does it relate to everyday communication, speeches and presentations?
Beware of manipulation: Intentional mirroring in conversations
Intentional mirroring is the deliberate imitation of other people to make them feel good. It serves to promote rapport and can also be used against the interests of the mirrored.
Those who want, misunderstand us
Even if we provide a message with the appropriately deserved chance, it is not always communicated fairly. Then the best techniques and immense preparation help you only to a limited extent. Some hair can be found in every soup (German figure of speech), or conjured into it. What to do?
Being right at all costs. The price we pay for needing to be right.
Persuading without arguments, assertiveness, winning without consideration, knockout by nasty tricks, black magic, manipulating. It is a coveted feeling to be right.
Present the benefits in the beginning of your pitch
There are many strategies to consider in opening your pitch. Think about it twice, because those first minutes can make or break you.
Published: June 1, 2009
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: August 22nd, 2022