Does anybody have an effective elevator speech for a 1L?

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AlexandraHope

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Does anybody have an effective elevator speech for a 1L?

Postby AlexandraHope » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:30 am

....Or at least an outline of one that law students tend to follow

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Re: Does anybody have an effective elevator speech for a 1L?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:41 am

But isn't an elevator speech going to be personal to you and your interests/goals/experiences/qualifications?

(I also find the concept not very helpful, because although you do need to think about what you have to offer, packaged soundbites are less effective than actually having conversations with people.)

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Re: Does anybody have an effective elevator speech for a 1L?

Postby AlexandraHope » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:13 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:But isn't an elevator speech going to be personal to you and your interests/goals/experiences/qualifications?

(I also find the concept not very helpful, because although you do need to think about what you have to offer, packaged soundbites are less effective than actually having conversations with people.)

Yes, but it's certain points that every industry values, right? I know in undergrad each school had a specific outline that we followed.

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Re: Does anybody have an effective elevator speech for a 1L?

Postby mvp99 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:17 pm

"hey so the patriots suck"

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Re: Does anybody have an effective elevator speech for a 1L?

Postby S.Picquery » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:19 pm

mvp99 wrote:"hey so the patriots suck"


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Re: Does anybody have an effective elevator speech for a 1L?

Postby AlexandraHope » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:30 pm

S.Picquery wrote:
mvp99 wrote:"hey so the patriots suck"


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Agreed.

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Re: Does anybody have an effective elevator speech for a 1L?

Postby dabigchina » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:09 pm

In my opinion the elevator speech is horribly outmoded. It's something that babyboomers still teach because it was taught to them in the 1980's as an effective way to sell themselves.

Edit:Also what nony said.



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