Importance of effective communication

Elevator Speech

Throughout this course, one of the main goals has been a focus on the importance of effective communication and collaboration with the families of infants and pre-school aged children. Throughout your career, you will need to utilize effective communication skills with colleagues, families, and children. As a professional, you will also need to communicate your beliefs to potential employers.

An elevator speech is an excellent way to convey your skills while networking and seeking employment. Typically, an elevator speech is a one-minute summary of who you are, why you are qualified, and what you have to offer the organization or industry. A brief sales pitch will ensure that you are prepared to discuss your career goals whenever the opportunity presents itself. Some examples of where you could use your elevator speech are at a networking event, during a job interview, at a back-to-school parent meeting, or in a social setting.

Watch The Elevator Pitch (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. video and design a one-minute sales pitch that is tailored toward your chosen career path. It is recommended that you utilize one of the following voice recording options to hear your elevator speech and share it with your classmates.

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Once you have completed your recording, share your pitch with the class by copying and pasting the link of your recording into the body of your initial post. If you are having trouble recording your elevator speech, please contact your instructor.

Guided Response: Listen to two of your peers’ elevator speeches and comment on how well they presented the following information:

Who they are

Why they are qualified

What they have to offer the organization or industry

Example Elevator Speech
Hi, my name is John and I am a student at Ashford University completing my Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. For the past five years, I have worked in a preschool classroom as an assistant for the 4-year-olds, where I was able to support the children’s learning and development by working with them throughout the day. I am seeking to increase my teacher responsibilities and move into a lead teacher role where I can develop curriculum, plan for individualized instruction, and connect with families further…

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