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Looking to up my networking game. What’s your go-to elevator pitch? Trying to get away from the boring old name, job role, years with the company.

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Inigo Montoya is still the best model;

Polite greeting; hello, my name is Inigo Montoya

Establish relationship; you killed my father

Manage expectations; prepare to die

Seriously though, say hello and ask them something interesting. Be prepared with relevant brief bits about yoUrself and you'll get your opportunity to pitch yourself too.

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Network by telling them you just had the spicy Popeyes Chicken sandwich

Networks can’t be built in an elevator pitch. Take someone from the company out to dinner or a game of golf. You’ll figure out how to get past the basic name, role, and years quickly.

* Lunch may be better than dinner in many cases.

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