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New year's eve resolution: pitching like a pro!

By Antal International

As we get ready to dive into a brand-new year, let's talk about the one resolution that's going to improve every aspect of your professional journey in 2024: perfecting your elevator pitching skills. Imagine this – you walk into a room, drop a bold statement that grabs everyone's attention, and effortlessly steer the conversation towards success. That's the power of a killer pitch.


Kick Off with a Bang

Start your pitch with a bold statement that's impossible to ignore. Shock your audience a bit – ask a question, share a personal story, or throw in an incredible stat. Once you've got their attention, follow it up with a quick explanation.


Find Your Focus

When you're presenting, pick a main point and build around it. Less is more – it keeps your pitch sharp, thoughtful, and totally on point. Your audience will love you for it.


When preparing imagine you're talking to an old friend

Whether you're pitching ideas or acing a job interview, slow it down. Pretend you're chatting with a relative. It adds that natural touch, the right emotions, and a dash of excitement to your ideas. Plus, who doesn't love a friendly chat?


Cut to the Chase

Skip the boring details – focus on what matters. Power words are your secret ingredients. It will create a positive environment and will make your audience smile which will impact your confidence and boost your energy as well. Think adjectives and action verbs to convey the right emotions.


Silence Speaks Volumes

Remember, it's not just what you say; it's how you say it. Throw in strategic pauses for that dramatic effect. And don't forget the body language. Maintaining eye contact is key.



As you prepare for the New Year, focus on your elevator pitch and how you can improve your ability to convey a message and communicate effectively. This will have a positive impact on your confidence, your ability to build relationships and, ultimately, your career progression.

Additional blogs on this topic:

Blog - Tips for elevating your professional journey in 2024 | Antal

Blog - Storytelling: Captivating employers with your narrative | Antal

Blog - How to Nail the 'Tell Me About Yourself' Question | Antal

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