26 Jun An elevator speech is a brief, conversational speech designed to gain the attention of an audience with the goal of securing an appointment to discuss the topic in more detail.T
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DescriptionAn elevator speech is a brief, conversational speech designed to gain the attention of an audience with the goal of securing an appointment to discuss the topic in more detail.This assignment requires you to design and present an original 2 minute “personal pitch” elevator speech in which you describe yourself and what you have to offer a prospective employer in your chosen career field/area and what you like about your chosen career/area.
- To practice techniques of building confidence as a speaker.
- To apply the key steps of designing and presenting a speech to a real-life speaking situation.
- To observe guidelines for ethical speech.
ProcessAfter completing the reading and viewing assignments associated with the elevator speech, follow the key steps below to complete your Elevator Speech Worksheet and design and present your speech.
1. Consider your audience. For this assignment, your audience is a prospective employer in your chosen career field/area. You must keep this audience in mind throughout the speechmaking process.
2. Select and narrow your topic. For this assignment, the topic is you as a potential employee in your chosen career field/area.
3. Determine your general and specific purposes. The general purpose of a personal pitch elevator speech is to inform. The specific purpose of your elevator speech might be stated as, "At the end of my speech, the listener will invite me for an interview.”
4. Develop your central idea. The central idea summarizes your speech in a single sentence. The central idea of your elevator speech should include the contributions you could make to the prospective employer’s company/area and why you are interested in the employer’s company/area.
5. Generate the main ideas. The main ideas are the key points in a speech; these are derived from the central idea. Your Elevator Speech will have two main ideas. One main idea will be the contributions you could make to the prospective employer’s company/area. The other main idea will be why you are interested in the employer’s company/area.
6. Gather supporting material. Supporting material includes facts, examples, definitions, and quotations from others. Supporting material for your elevator speech will most likely include specific examples that illustrate your strengths and specific facts about the employer’s company/area that support your interest in the company/area. Remember that sources must be acknowledged in the speech.
7. Organize your speech. Every speech, including the elevator speech, should have an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. The introduction gains audience attention, previews the major ideas in the speech, and provides audience members with reasons to listen to the speech. The body presents and supports the main ideas. The conclusion summarizes the main ideas and restates the central idea.
Q u estio n 1 : Who is the audience for your elevator speech? Identify a prospective employer/career field/area in which you hope to work. The prospective employer I hope to work for is U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as an Immigration Service Officer. Q u estio n 2 : What is the specific purpose of your elevator speech? What are you trying to get your audience to believe and/or do? The specific purpose of my elevator speech is to get my audience/prospective employer to give me an opportunity to interview with them. Q u estio n 3 : State the central idea that summarizes your elevator speech in a sin g le sen ten ce. R em em b er, yo u r cen tral id e a w ill m e n tio n b o th m a in id e a s. W h at I can b rin g to th e o rg an iz atio n is th e sk ill sets th at I h ave acq u ired in m y p a st e x p e rie n ce w o rk in g a s a p a ra le g a l fo r a n Im m ig ra tio n A tto rn e y. C o m in g fro m a fa m ily o f im m ig ra n ts I w o u ld lik e to w o rk in th e fie ld th a t se rve s an d p ro tects o u r p eo p le. Q u estio n 4 : List and support (through facts, examples, definitions, quotations) your main ideas. The Elevator Speech has two main ideas: main idea #1 describes what you can offer the employer if you were to be hired into this position; main idea #2 describes why you want to work for this prospective employer’s company/area. a. M y m ain id ea # 1 is:
1. One piece of information I will use to support this main idea is: my work history as a paralegal for an immigration attorney,
2. A second piece of information I will use to support this main idea is: the skillsets that I have developed over the years through various work experiences and school.
b . M y m ain id ea # 2 is:
1. One piece of information I will use to support this main idea is: the mission and core values of the organization align with my own beliefs.
2. A second piece of information I will use to support this main idea is: the organization is one I can grow my career with.
Q u estio n 5 : In my introduction, after I introduce myself, my attention-getter is: I have over 6 years of experience working with processing immigration petitions. Q u estio n 6 : In my introduction, I will state my central idea by saying: W h at I ca n b rin g to th e o rg a n iz a tio n is th e sk ill se ts th a t I h a ve acq u ired in m y p ast ex p e rien ce w o rk in g as a p araleg al fo r an Im m ig ra tio n A tto rn e y. C o m in g fro m a fa m ily o f im m ig ra n ts I w o u ld lik e to w o rk in th e field th at serves an d p ro tects o u r p eo p le. Q u estio n 7 : In my conclusion, I will restate my central idea by saying: With my experience and passion for the field I believe I will be a great asset to your organization.
Q u estio n 8 : In my conclusion, I will remember to thank my audience for listening. Q u estio n 9 : I will use the following three credible sources in my speech: 1. Lucas, S. E. (2020). The Art of Public Speaking. McGraw-Hill 2.Home. USCIS, from https://uscis.gov/ Q u estio n 1 0 : I know these sources are credible because: It is the course textbook in which I will use to help me write my elevator speech and the official website of the organization I am interested in working for.
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