Be Better & Make Bank

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Parq Vancouver

39 Smithe Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3


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Do you need to level up and improve your elevator pitch to get more business? If so, this event is for you.

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ery interaction at a networking event starts with an introduction to someone new and an elevator pitch. How good is yours? If you’re thinking that an elevator pitch is just for sales people, you’re wrong. Every encounter with another person is an opportunity to promote yourself, your business and your brand.

The next person you meet may be a potential client or strategic business partner and if you’re unable to succinctly tell someone who you are and what you do that makes you different from everyone else, you may be losing out on a golden opportunity.

Take the challenge of being better and making bank! Six brave souls will be chosen for this competition and will get expert coaching from professionals to improve not only their pitch, but their overall first impression, persuasiveness skills and wardrobe.

Vancouver, show us what you’ve got!


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Elevator Pitch Competition

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Networking

8:00 PM Competition Winner Announcement

Grand Prize:

A Private Elevator Pitch Evaluation Session

The winner will get a one-on-one session with Catherine Steele, CEO of English Pronunciation For Success (English in Your Pocket) that includes:

• In-depth discovery of your unique qualities

• Elevator pitch structuring

• Language targeting

• Guided practice

• Recording for self-study

This will be personalized, targeted, professional support to help you develop an elevator pitch that is clearly understood by all audiences.

You will:

-Become known as the clearest speaker in the room.

-Target your answer to match the needs of your listeners.

-Sound professional, intelligent and competent.

-Showcase your talents and special skills.

-Avoid embarrassing word choices, poor structure, and pronunciation errors.

This session is perfect for an internationally-trained professional who is looking for speaking skill development to get the advantage in their field.

Your judges will be:

Marc Stoiber, Brand Strategist

For over 30 years, Marc has helped everyone from global packaged good giants to local start-ups create brands that outperform. He recently helped the Victoria Hand Project prepare for a pitch that helped them win the $1,000,000 TD Ready Challenge. Imagine what his on-the-spot coaching can do for you!

Kathleen Kischer, Senior Sales Recruitment Consultant

A successful background in sales as an independent contributor and team leader is what Kathleen uses to help her corporate clients find top sales talent as a recruiter and coach professional salespeople to success.

Robin Peterson, Entrepreneur (Founder of Seymour +Smith Reading Glasses Co.)

Robin launched Tesla Motors in Western Canada, managing a team of 20+ sales professionals while being the media representative for this iconic brand. She also founded the BC Tesla Owners Club (growing it to 160+ members) and was nominated by Tesla Motors staff for Business in Vancouver’s “Top 40 under 40” award.

Beverley Hart, Stylist

For over 35 years, Beverley has been a by-special-request-only stylist, dressing people for any special occasion, career success and personal branding. With a keen eye for colour and reading people’s personality she brings out the best in her clients. Her creative eye extends to interior design as well.

We will be picking 6 people to compete.

To Apply:

Send a connection request or message to Pascale Hansen on LinkedIn and in 200 words or less tell us why we should pick you.

Application deadline: Friday, February 21st.

Finalists will be announced on our website, Linkedin page, Facebook and Twitter on February 25th.

To Prepare: read the blog post How To Craft Your Elevator Pitch in 4 Easy Steps.

All non-competing attendees will be able to win prizes for best business attire and will be judged on overall look. Dress to impress Vancouver!

Thanks to our venue sponsor: Parq Vancouver, media sponsor: BCBusiness, communications sponsor: Still Creek Communications and snack sponsor Naked Coconuts.

100% of net profits will go to West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation.

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