Your Seattle Carolina Club is introducing a new professional development series for alumni enrichment called Career Chat Happy Hour. The intimate, interactive chats help local Tar Heels network, learn and develop techniques to achieve their goals. The sessions will be held after work at our game watch home Belltown Pub.
Career coach and UNC alumna Donna Sellers, ‘90 ABJM, will kick off the pilot program Tuesday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m. with a session on Making the Most of Your Elevator Pitch.
To register for the program, click here. Registration is limited to 15 participants. The $3 program fee covers administrative costs.
“What do you do?” Whether you dread that question or haven’t even thought about how to answer it, the so-called Elevator Pitch can be an incredibly powerful, consequential tool.
Named for the 15 seconds or so you might have with an Influential Someone during a short elevator ride, the elevator pitch isn’t just for job seekers. It’s the key to opening almost any door: Expanding your visibility at work; increasing your confidence interacting with executives or influential leaders; exploring possibilities, new opportunities or directions; or simply being better-prepared in professional or social events. Heck, even if you’re not working full-time, there are loads of reasons and opportunities to share and connect.
So, how is your pitch? Or do you need to create one? Is it working well for you, and is it memorable?
Here’s your chance to polish your pitch: Join your fellow Tar Heels in the Seattle Carolina Club’s first career development event at Belltown Pub Tuesday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m.
Certified life, leadership and career coach Donna Sellers, ‘90 ABJM, is excited to share best practices on elevator pitches. What you’ll learn and gain from joining this casual and fun event:
- Why an Elevator Pitch is so important
- What to include (or not)
- Where to use your Pitch
- Tips on making your Pitch authentic and memorable
- Practice putting your Pitch into action
- Plus more quality time with other alumni
A bit more about Donna: Building on a 20-year career in branding and communications — with a lot of ups and downs along the way, Donna found her new passion: supporting clients who want to pursue their professional ambitions for personal fulfillment authentically and courageously. In addition to running her own coaching business and serving clients in career transition as a senior consultant at Waldron for the last three-and-a-half years, as well as dog sitting for Rover.com and hosting an Airbnb, Donna will join the University of Washington Foster School of Business in June as the Career Coach for the Executive MBA program. She loves sharing what she’s learned and sparking deeper learning and momentum whenever possible.