Best elevator pitch ever

I was leading a job seeker workshop group the other day. Folks from all walks of life.  We were talking about self confidence, making a good first impression, and how to best introduce ourselves when we meet people for the first time.

The task was to sit down with a piece of paper a craft a “30 second elevator speech.” Each person took their shot at it. One in particular silenced the room. Let’s call it a walk-off home run. It was Roger, an unemployed Carpenter. He said…

“I make beautiful chairs.”

 

i-make-beautiful-chairs

Silence.

The class sat stunned. Some put their pens down.  One guy said.  ”Wooden would’ve made it 5 damn words!” which made the group erupt in laughter.

Truly a defining moment in elevator speeches.

I have never heard one better!

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