Your Workshop Leader
Mr. Kenny Lew spent a large part of his career in the Innovation and Enterprise space in Singapore, both in public and private sectors, nurturing passionate entrepreneurs to build and launch their start-ups. Kenny is a certified Jobs and Career Transition Coach and possessed Advanced Certification for Training and Assessment (ACTA) from Workforce Singapore (WSG). He holds a B.Eng (Civil) from the University of Alberta (Canada) and a Diploma in HR Development from the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).
Time & Venue
Date: 30 June, Saturday
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm (please be seated by 9.15am), light refreshments provided.
Venue: Collyer Quay
Target audience: Mentees who need to sharpen sales and presentation skills.
An elevator speech is a clear, concise message about your professional self. It communicates who you are, what you’re looking for and how you can benefit a company or organization.
A typical elevator pitch should contain a “hook” or “theme” and lasts between 30 to 60 seconds. The message should resonate with your unique personality and interests and contain a follow up request for a business card, a referral, or future meeting.
This comes in useful when you get close with potential employers whether on the phone, e-mail or in person at a conference, social networking event, or through an informal face-to-face encounter. You will have a “ready-made” two-sentence script to answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” or “What are you hoping to do when you graduate?”
A well-planned elevator pitch also forces you to figure out what your primary skill sets are and what makes you valuable to an employer. It helps you do the hard work needed to deliver an effective “cover letter” that entices an employer to read your resume and grant the interview.
What you will gain in this hands-on interactive session:
- Understand the value of an elevator pitch for your career
- Anatomy of an effective elevator pitch
- Understanding the various types of pitches
- Common mistakes to avoid
- Video case studies and discussions
Get to Work: Hands-on exercise and peer pitch.