They say it takes a mere 30 seconds to make an impression, positive or negative, on someone new. With this in mind and in the spirit of ‘Talk in an Elevator Day’ on 29 July – dedicated to encouraging the stepping out of comfort zones and making small talk with strangers – Holiday Inn Express has these suggestions to help master the art of the elevator pitch to create an impactful impression straight away.
Take the time to practice your speech out loud, alone and in front of a mirror, to ensure it flows and importantly, comes across as conversational and genuine. Dedicating it to memory will make it easier to deliver in a social or business situation, where nerves can sometimes get the best of us and potentially jeopardise an otherwise successful introduction to someone new.
With a captivating elevator pitch up your sleeve, make a visit to the Great Room the next time you stay at a Holiday Inn Express hotel, and try your hand at creating a lasting impression on a new acquaintance or fellow guest.
The Great Room is a comfortable and inviting space featured across all centrally located Holiday Inn Express hotels, encompassing an open-plan restaurant and lounge area. Fuel your productivity and get an early start to your day with a free Express Start Breakfast or Grab & Go option, or wind down over a refreshing beverage with colleagues and friends in the evening.
Complete with modern furnishings and equipped with free Wi-Fi connectivity, the Great Room serves as a multi-functional common area where smart and savvy travellers can choose to connect online, or mingle and relax after a full day of business commitments.
Embrace ‘Talk in an Elevator Day’ with an open mind and let smart conversation open doors to a field of opportunities when you stay refreshed and travel smarter with Holiday Inn Express.