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ES 104: Oral Communication in the Information Age

A guide developed for students taking Engineering Science 104.

Elevator pitches

6 tips for putting together the best elevator pitch from CNBC.

An elevator pitch is a succinct (usually lasting between 30 seconds and 2 minutes) description of a product, company, idea, or even a person in a persuasive way. Your product pitches for SCI 220 will include 3 elements: 

  • Defining your problem
  • Presenting a solution
  • Providing some details on your solution, such as project budget, group expertise, etc.

Here are two examples of elevator pitches for different products: