Articulate You with Confidence & Purpose
You’re at a party or a networking event. Someone asks what you do. Do you:
A. Just give a vague title that's met with disinterest
B. Find it takes at least 10 minutes to half-ass explain what you do
C. Squirm a bit and change the subject back to them
D. All of the above
What if you were able to confidently introduce yourself in a way that got organic dialogue flowing? What if it actually aligned with who you are?
Pssst, you can. I can help you.
An elevator pitch is a sound byte. It's how you articulate the very essence of what you do. It’s the Reader’s Digest version of how you describe your life purpose to someone that you have just met. If this were dating, it’s your pick-up line.
Let me be totally honest with you. People don't care about your title. (Trust me on this one; I spent a decade introducing myself as a certified public accountant.) They recall a meaningful conversation with an interesting, confident person. So, when you meet someone new, why are you just giving them the label that you list on a tax document or an immigration form? Worse still, why are you just rattling off your entire resume in the first 3 minutes that you’ve met someone?
Who is this for?
Anyone who has ever had to introduce themself and walked away thinking, "Well, that felt a little awkward." If you’re fuzzy about what your life purpose is, then how are you going to be concise about it? How is someone you just met going to decipher it?
Malcolm Gladwell taught us that we decide about people in a blink. It’s time to get clear. You want to be remembered as the confident person that knows exactly who they are, not just vaguely recalled.
This program is for entrepreneurs, office dwellers or anybody that has to make introductions frequently. However, it's not for the faint of heart. I've seen some truly bright and successful people quake get all nervous and tongue-tied at the start of our session. Yet, I've seen them end the session with a succinct, meaningful introduction that they can start using immediately.
I loved the process of sharing my responses through writing. I could choose when I did this, could add to what I wrote or delete parts later on. The phone elevator pitch stripped me bare and helped me to see the huge gap between what I'm thinking and what I'm able to communicate. The instant feedback approach was brilliant. It made what is usually a solitary exercise into something much more fun and your questions helped me to dig deeper. –C.H., a Beyond the Elevator client
What is the Beyond the Elevator package?
Beyond the Elevator is an interactive program that consists of 7 online coaching modules that will be accessible 24/7. Want to log-on at 2am? Want to work on it on a Saturday night or when your children are napping? Go for it. It’s designed to be flexible for your hectic schedule. Each module takes approximately 30-45 minutes to initially complete.
After you complete each module, I’ll be able to read, respond and coach you further into discovering how your skills and passions intersect. We’ll work towards your meaningful introduction together. You'll be able to structure your work when it's convenient for your schedule.
The package culminates with a 20-minute call with me, Kara, to practice your new clear, concise introduction. I’ll give you feedback immediately, so it better be tight. My intention is to create a safe space for you to practice. I want you to hang up with a tighter, more authentic introduction plus some extra confidence. I’ve worked with hundreds entrepreneurs and other professionals. This can be done.
The cost is $365 for this entire interactive program. You can start any time of day or night. All of the modules will be released to you immediately, so you can get going.
Perhaps you’ve already been doing some soul-searching on your own and just want to organize your thoughts. You love doing your internal homework. You just want to crank out the modules and get to the fun part…practicing your introduction with me!
With this option, you’ll complete 6 online modules to prepare yourself for your session with me. (The 7th module is completed after your session with me.) You will be responsible for thoughtfully digging deep on your own. Unlike the package above, I’ll review your work the day before your session with me. I’ll get see all that fabulous internal homework that you’ve written. Your package will culminate with the phone/Skype session.
This is a great option for those of you who are really motivated to retool and refine your introductions. You move; you shake. You just want to get it done.
The cost of this program is only $165. You can begin right now. All of the modules will be released to you after registering, so you can dive right in. What are you waiting for?
Put an end to the awkward introduction and spark organic conversation with potential clients, business partners, colleagues, mentors and more.
If you have any additional questions, just ask me.