Resources & Inspiration
Your objective is to create a 60-second pitch for the Kennedy Library that inspires people. What do you value—even love—about your library?
How do I make an elevator pitch?
An "elevator pitch" describes the challenge: You're in an elevator with someone who can help you or your organization. You have to inspire them to help you in the time it takes to get from the first to the top floor (just hope it's a tall building).
Orfalea College of Business Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship, Jon York, gives the following tips on how to make an elevator pitch:
- Create a story, something concrete and personal, if possible.
- Tell the audience something they don't know.
- Think about the listener. Answer their question: "What's in it for me?"
- End with a call to action (ask the viewer to do something).
You may want to check out the article "How to Craft a Killer Elevator Pitch that Will Land You Big Business" (Dumb Little Man).
More about your library
Kennedy Library is a resource for the Cal Poly community. From collaborative exhibits to iPad2 checkouts, expert instruction to comfortable seating, expanding digital collections to interactive programs, we value our users.
Learn about our mission and values and more about the library:
- Discover fun facts, like that we had 1.2 million visits last year
- Learn about the library's future, the Academic Commons
- Visit our blog, Kennedy Library Out Loud for podcasts and behind-the-scenes info
- View our online special collections, which includes one-of-a-kind photos, posters and drawings
- Kennedy Library AV Checkout
Available at the PolyConnect Computer Lab Window (library, first floor near entrance)
- Cal Poly Media Distribution Services
Cal Poly students can check out equipment through MDS.
For technical questions or assistance contact Patrick Kammermeyer at email@example.com.