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Elevator Pitch 3.0 – Rise to the Top with an Effective Elevator Pitch | General Meeting, Sep 20
Michael's At Shoreline
2960 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM PST
Category: Monthly Event

Elevator Pitch 3.0 – Rise to the Top with an Effective Elevator Pitch

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You have until the third floor to sell it. Join us to:

• Learn the no-fail intro to your pitch
• Understand what’s too much and too little
• Convey what makes what you offer a “standout”
• Recognize how to become memorable

When you share your pitch, what's the reaction you receive? Smart business professionals know that making their elevator pitch interesting, memorable, and succinct, as well as explaining what makes them unique, opens the conversation to new business.

This is a hands-on session, so bring your elevator pitch with you and be ready to take your message to the next level! Rita makes it her job to thoroughly understand the people you want to speak to and the unique value proposition you wish to share with them about you and your organization. In other words, she’s a great listener, communicator, educator. If you'd like your message to rise to the top, join us.

This interactive workshop format will give you an opportunity to work ON your business and put more of Best Practice #2 Build Relationships in place to BUILD your consulting practice.

Join us to learn and actually start putting in place at the meeting:

  • How to build relationships with the people you really want to have as a client or even a partner.
  • Learn how to quickly and clearly communicate what you do in a way that moves the conversation forward to uncover the potential for working together.

Would you like a personalized review and recommendations for your business elevator pitch? Then have that pitch featured on the Women In Consulting website and social media for the month of October?

WIC is offering you an opportunity to receive customized suggestions AND great visibility for you and your business. Send us a short video of your elevator pitch for Presentation Coach Rita Barber to evaluate during our September 20th Presentation Event. Then you’ll have a chance to re-record your pitch to place on our website and social media.

If you’re interested, get in touch with Kathryn Gorges at [email protected] to send your video.

Please keep the length of your video to under 2 minutes – and 30 seconds is even better!

The Women In Consulting Best Practices 2018 (identified year after year in our annual survey)

  1. Be visible
  2. Build relationships
  3. Focus on value and outcomes
  4. Charge project fees vs. hourly
  5. Use subcontractors
  6. Mark up subcontractors
  7. Always collect a percentage of the project fee upfront
  8. Renegotiate fees when scope changes

What people are saying about Rita Barber

"Thank you, Rita. Great session with great people reminding me to be myself. How to use simple introductions to who I am, why I love what I do and how to present the new cut-ting edge technologies in my Dental Laboratory." ~ Tom Krempa, Owner, Village Bridgeworks

"Fantastic meeting! Rita did a fantastic job breaking down the process of creating a great elevator pitch. Thanks to Marlene for organizing, to Rita for the fantastic workshop. The entire group was engaged and helpful. Terrific way to start the day!" ~ Nancy WahlScheurich, Millennium Microgrid

"Rita has the extraordinary ability to bring out the best in individuals and organizations. She can help you convey in the BEST possible manner whatever it is you'd like to say." ~ Michele Gibson, Founder Palo

About the Presenter

Visionary content strategist for executives and corporate teams, workshop facilitator, and speaker, Rita Barber works with individuals and groups to build presentation tools that help them develop the confidence needed to communicate effectively. She does so by helping individuals understand the purpose of their message and the skills they already have, giving them easy to follow pointers that adds to their existing skill set. 


Includes meeting, dinner, coffee/tea.

  • Premium members: $40 through Wednesday, September 12, 2018; $50 after that and at the door
  • Basic Members: $50 through Wednesday, September 12, 2018; $55 after that and at the door
  • Non-members: $60 through Wednesday, September 12, 2018; $65 after that and at the door

Do you want to carpool? 

Contact us via email and we'll put you in touch with others in your area who would also like to carpool. (Note: By sending us your email, you agree to allow us to release your email address to others who are interested in carpooling.)