You ready? Go.
“Remember, the elevator pitch is a pitch, not a conversation,” writes sales expert and OPEN Forum contributor Grant Cardone. “It needs to be hard, fast and loaded with confidence.”
Via OPEN Forum: “How to Sell Your Idea in 20 Seconds”
Come Oscar nod time, for every “It’s an honor just to be nominated,” there’s an actor or director peeved that their performance wasn’t even in the running. You could say it’s similar to the angst business owners feel when their business — their pride and joy — doesn’t land a spot on a coveted “best of” list or win an award.
But there’s wisdom to be found in moving past an upset like this:
Keep auditioning. Even if you’re not getting the top industry awards, or haven’t been added to the “40 Under 40” or all-time favorite blogger lists, doesn’t mean you’re doomed to failure. There’s still an audience and recognition waiting for you. Expand your social media presence by making comments on other blogs and social accounts. Consider guest blogging or asking others for their contributions. Request an interview or volunteer to give one. Keep networking and handing out your business cards. Don’t give up.
Via OPENForum.com: “What the Academy Award Snubs Can Teach You About Success”