Drafting Your Elevator Speech? Start Here

The elevator speech is a framework to talk about what you do — and ideally can be delivered in the length of time it takes to ride an elevator. This concise introduction to yourself and your research can set the stage for the rest of your conversation or presentation—or be the chat that gets you that next position.

Whether you are in a scientific setting at a conference, meeting, or reception, or speaking to the public, elevator speeches are extremely useful. Here’s how to begin.

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