Horses, Life, A Touch of Geek

My Elevator Speech

Rodney’s Saga is a personal experience blog about horseback riding and taking care of horses. I expand that to include guest posts, things I have published, and LEGO builds.

RS flyer August 2015

(hands flyer with blog address)

When someone asks about my blog I usually draw a blank, blurt out “Horses” or “My horses,” and then watch their eyes glaze over. So, I have been working on a brief, memorable description. One that I can remember and that will make me memorable.

The name ‘elevator pitch’ reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span of an elevator ride, or approximately thirty seconds to two minutes. Wiki

What do you think?

Goal
To explain myself, “a simple and engaging speech to explain what you do.” As a bonus, to be sufficiently entertaining that the person addressed will be moved to check out the blog. Crafting an Elevator Pitch

Word Choice
Personal experience – One POV rather than reporting on the horse world.

Horseback – In speech, “riding” and “writing” sound similar. Since we would be talking about blogs, the listener would be conditioned to hear the word “writing.” By using “horseback” as a modifier, I avoid the riDing versus wriTing conversation than I have had way too many times.

Guest posts – wanna do one?

Things I have published – I would rather say “writing clips,” but see above. Sends the subliminal message that I are a professional. Hire me.

LEGO builds. – Establishes my geek cred. Ends on an unexpected note.

This is short, one or two floors at best, which means I have room to add. OTOH, this is a good length for my memory circuits.

Any advice?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Comments on: "My Elevator Speech" (4)

  1. Sounds good.

  2. It might be helpful to narrow down the riding part. Like “saddle seat and driving fused with eventing” or “barn life featuring kittens and naughty dogs and a pair of goofy geldings.” I think being narrower is helpful. Just my 2 cents.

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