Reality Blog: The 007 Villain’s Guide to a Winning Elevator Pitch

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Imagine being given a once in a lifetime chance to get your career-changing dream job with the most perfect company imaginable. The only catch? You’ve only got 20 seconds to impress the boss, or the position goes to someone else.

No Pressure, Right?

What do you say?

If you’re anything like me, you don’t say much of anything useful. I can market other people till the cows come home, but when I’m in a high-pressure situation with an impressive potential client, all my carefully rehearsed elevator pitches fly right out the window.

Or at least, they used to.

Recently I discovered a winning formula for elevator pitching on the fly. It’s a system that combines mindset and technique so you can adapt to the needs of the moment — all while staying calm and confident that you’ll leave a lasting positive impression.

Elevator Secrets of a “Bad” Hollywood Stuntman

I have a confession to make: I enjoy the old 007 James Bond movies.

For me, those spy movies of yesterday are like good chocolate… fun, harmless, maybe a little guilt-inducing, and inspirational.

One of my all-time favorites is Pierce Brosnan’s Tomorrow Never Dies.

Tomorrow has it all.

  • Beautiful women
  • A world-ending crisis
  • A suave Bond
  • And villains

Lots and lots of world-class villains. Including that villain which no 007 is complete without… the loyal, muscle-bound henchman.

Stamper.

Adopting the Winning Mindset of a Successful Bad Boy

Stamper, played by actor Götz Otto, was capable of picking up James Bond with one hand… while his foot was trapped by a rocket… that was on fire.

Impressed, I looked up the man behind the muscle.

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Suzanna Fitzgerald

Suzanna Fitzgerald

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