When planning to grow a blog, profile pictures have a much greater importance than we give credit. It provides potential readers and brands with an instant connection to who you are, what your site is about, and whether they will return a second time. In short, it can be an instant online elevator pitch.Read More
Want to collaborate with your favorite brand? Get invited to local blogger events? Get the job you’ve always dreamed of? None of these scenarios can happen if you don’t speak up.
By crafting an elevator pitch, two to three short sentences that describe what we do and why we’re driven, and practicing with our friends, we gain confidence and start reaching for the opportunities we’ve been dreaming of. Join us Wednesday October 7th on Twitter for an #AltChat focused on honing our elevator pitches and try these seven steps for saying what you do with confidence.Read More
We hope you're enjoying a long and relaxing weekend full of outdoor picnics, large gatherings, and most importantly curious relatives who have no idea what you do for a living (or hobby if blogging isn't a full-time gig yet). While enjoying this time with your family, remember that this is the perfect opportunity to practice your elevator pitch.
If you're uncertain what your elevator pitch should include, start with these four elements.Read More
Talking about ourselves is often the hardest task we tackle as creatives. We so want to make a good first impression that we stumble trying to remember words to an "elevator pitch." An elevator pitch is a thirty second or less, one to two sentence summary of who we are and what we do. It's a verbal summary of our story. And the secret to getting better at telling our own story? Stumbling through a few awkward exchanges in front of an encouraging, receptive, supportive community like Alt.Read More