Developing Your Core Message Statement/”Elevator Pitch”
John Lombardo, PhD
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and
Office of Postdoctoral Education
Medical College of Wisconsin
Your core message statement is a brief spoken statement (30-second mini-abstract) about you that lets people know who you are as a professional, what you do well, and what you expect to contribute. It is a well-prepared answer to the question, “Tell me a little bit about yourself.” A positive core message statement will enhance your professional presence and stature, boost self-confidence, and reduce anxiety. It helps you establish your identity as a professional, and it helps open doors for connection, collaboration, and employment. This seminar will provide guidance in a safe place to develop and practice your statement.
A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP with Catie Bauer by 2/7/13.