It’s not always the pitch that matters. Sometimes you need to know when to shut up and listen.
Everyone’s heard of an “elevator pitch”–that terrifying opportunity to pitch your future between floors. It’s a funny thing, though: Sometimes, even when you think you should be talking, it’s really better to be listening.
I learned that in the best way possible–but even so, it wasn’t an easy lesson to grasp. Here’s the story.
I’d spotted the feature speaker from the tech seminar heading for the Las Vegas hotel elevator. I nudged my way between gaggles of attendees, and barely make it into the lift before the doors closed. [read]