The Elevator Pitch

Learn how to create an engaging elevator pitch for yourself, an idea, or your company.

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Course overview


CPD Certified

7 online lessons

Digital certificate

Pitch practice

45 minutes

Course outcomes

Understand how to deliver a memorable and effective elevator pitch

Learn how to structure the pitch and key elements it should include

Confidence when delivering the pitch through practice in the simulation

Identify the proper length of an elevator pitch

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Elevator pitch example

It's important to make a good first impression when you meet with potential mentors, clients, or even friends. In this short course, you’ll learn how to tell others what you do in 30-60 seconds and make a memorable impression on them with a personal elevator pitch.

Maximize your connection in a minimal amount of time, and start making valuable additions to your network, whether at networking events, talking to customers, or getting buy-in from your colleagues.

Elevator pitch simulation game

Improve with practice

This course is designed to help you give a more effective and confident elevator pitch in any situation.

For maximum learning, this includes two simulations in which you can practice your elevator pitch in the safety of the virtual world.

Deliver an effective elevator pitch

This blended course is made up of three key parts to accelerate your learning:

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Online classes

Learn fundamental techniques and strategies for delivering an elevator pitch through articles, example videos and analysis.

Practice in simulations

Elevator simulation

After completing the classes, practice your elevator pitch in online simulations, where you can try different techniques out.

Improve with feedback


Every time you use the simulation, you'll receive instant feedback on your dialogue through AI. You can also playback your performance for self-evaluation.

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Course curriculum

  • This short module explains the course and how the simulation fits in with the online learning content.
  • Course overview
  • Why the elevator pitch is important
  • Benefits of an elevator speech
  • Learn how to structure and deliver your elevator pitch to make sure it's memorable and you build a genuine connection.
  • Making an initial connection
  • Structuring your pitch
  • Making a memorable pitch
  • Practice what you've learnt in this fun elevator pitch. You'll practice pitching for up to 30 seconds, while getting feedback at the end on how you did.

Online simulation overview

How does the elevator pitch simulation work?

Practice your elevator pitch in online simulations which can be accessed directly through your web browser.

There are 2 simulations in this course, which put you inside an elevator for up to 30 seconds.

At the end of the simulation, you'll receive feedback on your performance, including your pace of speaking, use of hesitation words, how confident you sounded, and more.

Elevator pitch 1

Elevator Pitch 1

Elevator pitch 2

Elevator Pitch 2

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