An Elevator, Escalator and Stairway Pitch: Cartoon

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I remember attending some sort of sales seminar where we had to craft an elevator pitch. You know, a short summary of who you are, what you do and why it’s the best thing since sliced bread.

I know a lot of people worked really hard on distilling something great from pages and pages of material. But I’ve always been choosier about my words anyway. So it came fairly easily to me.

If those other folks had to craft additional pitches like in this elevator pitch cartoon, I think they’d still be at that seminar.


Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website,

10 Reactions
  1. LOL, great one. I’ve never been to good at crafting elevator pitches. I’d definitely be one still at that seminar. 🙂


  2. Hahaha Preparedness is key!

  3. Martin Lindeskog

    Mark: singing along to the song “Stairway to heaven”?! 😉

  4. My problem too is I’m a big/tall guy. So even if I had a good elevator pitch, if some random giant starts talking to you in an elevator, it’s scary! 😉