Watch these LinkedIn Learning videos from the series Giving Your Elevator Pitch with Todd Dewett (use your student login for LinkedIn.com if prompted): Benefits to an Elevator Pitch. Making an Initial Connection. Structuring Your Pitch. Read Robert W. Blys article The 3-Part Elevator Pitch Formula You Need to Know. This Weeks Discussion Post For this weeks discussion please respond to the following: Develop a 30-second elevator pitch for your selected company (whether youre working with the snack food company scenario or the company of your choice) using the tips provided in the videos and article. Enclose your elevator speech within quotation marks. Provide a rationale for the components included in your pitch. Optional: Week 9 Video Response Challenge You may choose to make a video of your elevator speech if you wish but this is not required. This will give you excellent practice for doing a live elevator speech someday! Reminder: If you do choose to make a video of your speech you still need to provide your written elevator speech that includes a rationale for the components included in your pitch. You will find this resource Kaltura Help PDF useful when recording your video and uploading it to the discussion thread.