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Before he sees his first client, at the beginning of each day, Fest takes his Belgian Shepherd dog Zeus out for a bike ride on the deserted dirt road that leads to his remote and flood-prone property on the edge of the South Florida Everglades. The long ride and the…
elevspeech
July 22, 2020
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Happy Face Awareness

A client the other day requested a whole elevator speech training session focused on learning how to have a positive facial expression during a TV interview. Watch this video about one of the key takeaways from that session.
elevspeech
May 10, 2020
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We now have a 501(c)(3) arm through NEO Philanthropy

Elevator Speech Training now has a 501(c)(3) arm through NEO Philanthropy, a New York-based 30-year-old nonprofit rated four stars by Charity Navigator. Launched in 1983 as Public Interest Projects (PIP), NEO Philanthropy is a 501(c)(3) public charity. NEO brings together and strengthens the work of philanthropic institutions, nonprofit groups and…
elevspeech
April 30, 2020
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Training in the times of a pandemic

Hello there. Marc Fest here, the founder of Elevator Speech Training. I hope this finds you well. When the virus hit, I didn't quite know what the impact would be on offering this training. Would people be too stressed out to want to do it? Would it be a welcome…
elevspeech
April 30, 2020
quarterly update

How to talk about yourself. But not too much.

This quarter's update focuses on a small but meaningful improvement to the Elevator Speech Framework that every training session is based on. I’ve called this most recent modification the "More Transition" because the word "more" plays an important role in it. Here is how it works: Almost at the end…
elevspeech
March 8, 2020
quarterly update

New tool to check for clarity

Please check out our new readability analyzer. You can paste any text into it, and the tool will color-code each sentence according to how easy it is to understand. You can spot potential problem sentences at a glance. Green means easy, and Red means difficult. If you see a red…
elevspeech
March 8, 2020
quarterly update

On the role of social status

If you’re in the mood to read an interesting book on elevator speech making, I recommend “Pitch Anything” by Oren Klaff. If you watch some interviews with Klaff on Youtube, you can tell that he is a pretty alpha Wall Street type of guy. Sure enough, what makes his approach unique is the emphasis on…
elevspeech
March 8, 2020