Tell Your Story: Crafting an Authentic Elevator Pitch That Works

Hillary Rea, Founder of Tell Me A Story

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10 Videos (12m)
    • Introduction

      1:40
    • About Your Class Project

      0:59
    • Elevator Pitch vs. Story Pitch

      1:04
    • Part One: Who You Are

      1:30
    • Part Two: An Accomplishment

      1:42
    • Part Three: The Want

      0:44
    • Brainstorming Your Story Pitch

      0:54
    • Drafting Your Story Pitch

      0:37
    • How to Practice and Record

      2:11
    • Next Steps

      0:29

About This Class

In this 12 minute class, I'll provide you with the tools to create an elevator pitch that tells your story. From here on out, we'll call this the Story Pitch. I'll take you through a simple, 3-step process to draft a Story Pitch that you can use for job interviews, networking events, and off-the-cuff conversations. 

By the end of this class, students will have a written draft of their Story Pitch that they will put into practice. 

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A fresh perspective on the elevator pitch. I see myself using this to break the ice on a job interview. Thank you!
Inspiring class, Hillary!
Ivory Howard

Certified Pilates and Yoga Instructor

Great class! After watching the videos and filling out the worksheet, I found myself really thinking about what I want to share with others, how it might be perceived, and how to better craft it (on a relatable level).
Nicola Black

Creative Director and Graphic Designer

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Hillary Rea

Founder of Tell Me A Story

Hillary Rea is an award-winning storyteller and founder of Tell Me A Story. She is the host of Fibber and Tell Me A Story's live show. Hillary is a New York City Moth StorySlam winner and has performed her stories since 2009. Past shows include How I Learned Series, Story Collider, The Soundtrack Series, Real Characters, Speakeasy DC and more. Hillary is a 2016 Independence Foundation Fellow in the Arts and was a 2011 Artist-in-Residence for Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC. In 2013, Hillary assistant directed 1812 Productions’ It’s My Party: The Women and Comedy Project, an interdisciplinary storytelling and theater piece. 

In addition to performing and running her own business, Hillary is an independent audio producer. She attended the 2016 Hearing in Believing Summer audio institute at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies and is in the process of completing CDS' certificate program in Audio Documentary. You can listen to her work on Soundcloud and PRX