Selling "You": Crafting Your 10, 60 & 120 Second Elevator Pitch

Hosted by Jessica Sitomer

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Jessica Sitomer

Webinar hosted by: Jessica Sitomer

Producer, Writer and Greenlight Coach

Jessica Sitomer has worked in the entertainment industry for twenty years as a writer, an independent producer, a development associate, a director, and an actress. She's produced three television shows, had her writing produced by an Emmy award winning producer, and while working in development she had the pleasure of being a part of Crazy in Alabama, Antonio Banderas' directorial debut (and yes he's as charming in real life as he is on screen). Simultaneously, for seventeen of those years Jessica's been a career coach for Entertainment Industry Professionals. Within that period, she served for seven years as the in-house career coach for the International Cinematographers Guild. There she coached over 1000 people one-on-one, created over 40 seminar topics, ran over 30 mastermind groups, and developed a successful mentor program. Jessica consults all classifications in the industry, above and below the line with her proven system she developed and the results speak for themselves; the credits of almost every network TV show or studio movie produced have someone with whom she has worked. As an international speaker Jessica gives keynotes, college talks, and trainings to entertainment industry organizations. Some of her speaking clients include: AFI, USC Film School, Locals 700, 600, 669, 781, The DGC, AFTRA, Film Training Manitoba, The Actors Network, The Art of Acting Studio, and the SOC (Jessica also hosted their 2013 Lifetime Achievement Awards where she got to improv with Colin Farrell and honor many of the men and women she'd worked with). Want to find Jessica? She's a regular on BuZZ radio, a teacher for Stage 32, and a contributor to Cynopisis.com Advantage, Actors Ink, and author of two books including And… Action! Powerful, Proven, and Proactive Strategies to Achieve Success in the Entertainment Industry. Full Bio »

“So, what do you do?” – the inevitable question that always comes when networking.

You know how they say you never have a second chance to make a first impression? It is absolutely true in the creative industry. Networking and meeting new people always begins with how you introduce yourself. Any connection you make comes from your ability to sell "you" in an intriguing and inviting manner to make another person want to connect with you. Sometimes you have only 10 seconds, sometimes you have 1-2 minutes, and each pitch approach is different.

We've brought in Jessica Sitomer who is a long-time expert in the entertainment industry having worked in all areas, from writing and acting to directing and development. She's produced a sitcom pilot as well as two television series, one for MTV and one that is now in post-production. Jessica will be teaching Selling "You": Crafting Your 10, 60 & 120 Second Elevator Pitch.

When Jessica was first taught the concept of an elevator pitch in the 90’s, it was all about clearly stating what you do and how you help people in the amount of time it would take to go 10 - 30 seconds in an elevator with someone. NOT ANY MORE!!! The elevator pitch for the new millennium is about standing out by being interesting and memorable! With so many distractions - cell phones, social media, videos, etc. - you must GRAB someone when you're introducing yourself. Jessica is going to teach you how PLUS provide live examples from fellow creatives on how to craft the perfect pitch. .

You will walk away with a clear indication on how you can creatively answer “So what do you do?” next time you are asked.


What You'll Learn:

  • What a typical “elevator pitch” sounds like with real life examples.
  • How to improve your pitch by watching and hearing how I transform basic to BAM!
  • The big piece that is missing from your elevator pitch right now!
  • The 4 parts to a successful conversation.
  • How to grab attention.
  • How to find a connection in conversations.
  • The 4 types of stories you always want to have top of mind.
  • How to craft your pitch in10, 30, 60 & 120 seconds.
  • Watch and hear Jessica do 3 makeovers on Stage 32 participants’ current elevator pitches.

About Your Instructor:

Jessica Sitomer has worked in the entertainment industry for twenty years as a writer, an independent producer, a development associate, a director, and an actress. She's produced three television shows, had her writing produced by an Emmy award winning producer, and while working in development she had the pleasure of being a part of Crazy in Alabama, Antonio Banderas' directorial debut (and yes he's as charming in real life as he is on screen).

Simultaneously, for seventeen of those years Jessica's been a career coach for Entertainment Industry Professionals. Within that period, she served for seven years as the in-house career coach for the International Cinematographers Guild. There she coached over 1000 people one-on-one, created over 40 seminar topics, ran over 30 mastermind groups, and developed a successful mentor program.

Jessica consults all classifications in the industry, above and below the line with her proven system she developed and the results speak for themselves; the credits of almost every network TV show or studio movie produced have someone with whom she has worked.

As an international speaker Jessica gives keynotes, college talks, and trainings to entertainment industry organizations. Some of her speaking clients include: AFI, USC Film School, Locals 700, 600, 669, 781, The DGC, AFTRA, Film Training Manitoba, The Actors Network, The Art of Acting Studio, and the SOC (Jessica also hosted their 2013 Lifetime Achievement Awards where she got to improv with Colin Farrell and honor many of the men and women she'd worked with).

Want to find Jessica? She's a regular on BuZZ radio, a teacher for Stage 32, and a contributor to Cynopisis.com Advantage, Actors Ink, and author of two books including And… Action! Powerful, Proven, and Proactive Strategies to Achieve Success in the Entertainment Industry.


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