Uniting for Change encourages all self-advocates in Georgia to participate in Georgia's annual legislative session. We also believe that to make real, sustainable change, advocacy work is a year-round commitment. Learn more about ways to stay engaged in self-advocacy activities.
Creating Your Elevator Pitch
A big part of advocacy is being able to communicate what you need and what matters most to you. An elevator pitch - or an elevator speech - is a quick summary about a specific topic. It should be no longer than an elevator ride. An elevator pitch can be used when advocating and networking because you want to make a quick, meaningful connection. Elements of a successful pitch include:
Description of the issue and its impact
An ask or action step
After making your pitch, it's important to thank the person for their time. It's also a good idea to go the extra mile and follow up. A little thank you goes a long way!