elevator speech
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(pronounced EH-leh-vay-tehr speech)

Also known as an “elevator pitch,” this term describes a concise, descriptive overview of something that you are trying promote — i.e., services, event, project, product, or even yourself. The idea is that the message is brief and to the point enough that it can be delivered in the time span of an elevator ride (around 30 seconds).

Example: Knowing that at the conference he was certain to run into the woman whom he wanted to be his future boss, Jamal had meticulously practiced his elevator speech detailing his admiration of her research in healthcare design and his passion for the field.