GSBI Application - Elevator Pitch Instructions
Submit a video or audio recording of your Elevator Pitch in any standard Windows Media Player format (file name extensions: .asf, .asx, .avi, .wav, .wma, .wax, .wm, .wmv, .wvx). We recommend that your file be no larger than 1 GB for uploads and you should not submit promotional videos like a commercial.
Although there are many ways to go about creating an Elevator Pitch, we suggest proceeding in three steps.
First, create a one page PowerPoint slide that addresses the following:
Second, turn the PowerPoint slide that you just created into a written document that tells a story about your organization. This is your Elevator Pitch. You do not have to use the same order of elements as in your PowerPoint slide. For example, you could begin with a story about the needs of one or more of your beneficiaries and how your organization fills the needs, and then generalize to describe how many such beneficiaries there are and how your organization works to help them.
Third, memorize your Elevator Pitch and make sure you can say it slowly and out loud in less than 3 minutes.
Finally, record it on video using any standard Windows Media Player format.
For an example of an Elevator Pitch, see the below video from GSBI 2008 Alumnus Meds and Foods for Kids.
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