Step 8: Talk It Up

You have 30 seconds to sell your idea ... go! Scholars master the art of the elevator pitch in the eighth step of a 10-part series. They use research, practice, and step-by-step planning to gain a better understanding of the method. Using their knowledge, individuals create their own personal sales pitches. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Begin the lesson with your own elevator speech to the class
  • Incorporate a short video as a preview to the lesson: The Elevator Pitch
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson is designed to take two class periods
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  • Resource provides printable worksheets for classroom use
  • Lesson includes teacher answer keys 

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