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Elevator Pitch Checklist

By April 26, 2019December 27th, 2023ACP, Resources

This resource is provided by American Corporate Partners, which aims to ease the transition from the military to the civilian workforce. ACP is a national nonprofit organization focused on helping returning veterans and active duty spouses find their next careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking and online career advice.

Elevator Pitch Checklist

Can your Protégé describe his/her skills and professional aspirations within the time span of one elevator ride? In today’s competitive job market, it is essential to develop an “elevator pitch,” or a concise, verbal summary of what one does and what one wants to do.

Help your Protégé market himself/herself to prospective employers by evaluating his/her pitch based on the following checklist:

  • Content: Did your Protégé’s elevator pitch include:
  • Your Protégé’s name, origin, current position;
  • Something unique about your Protégé;
  • Your Protégé’s aspirations; and
  • A clear request at the end?
  • Did your Protégé’s speech flow logically from point to point?
  • Did your Protégé seem sincere, confident, and passionate in his/her delivery
  • while maintaining a conversational tone?
  • Did your Protégé maintain eye contact and good posture throughout the pitch?
  • Did your Protégé’s elevator pitch last 2 minutes or less?
  • Was your Protégé’s elevator pitch memorable?

Which three elements were most successfully represented in the elevator pitch?

Which three elements could use more practice?

Provide any additional comments/observations for your Protégé to think about as he/she further develops an elevator pitch.