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Your Elevator Pitch in 6 Words [Challenge]

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On the NPR radio show Marketplace, host Kai Ryssdal often surprises his guests at the end of the interview by asking them to describe what they do in 6 words or less.

The dreaded elevator speech just got shorter! This is a great exercise so you're prepared to say what you do — not just for radio interviews but for that moment that could happen anywhere that could change everything.

If you can be captivating in 6 words, who wouldn't want to hire you?

Here's mine: Triple your business with media appearances.

What's yours?

Ernest Hemingway inspired the “Say it in 6 words” with his famous short story that is poignant and brief: For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.

Then Smith Magazine picked it up and turned it into a craze.

Enjoy the book that started it all: It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure

Take a look at these Lovely vintage-y illustrated mini-memoirs.

It’s amazing how much you can get said in 6 words.

Write your mini-memoir or describe what you do in 6 words.

Go ahead. Try it….

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