What's your story ? How to craft your elevator version of that.
For most people, especially solopreneurs, narrating yourself is difficult, more so when it needs to be delivered succinctly. The template below might help guide you.
Professionally, I'm a ______ (your profession), specializing in ______ (micro-scoped profession).
My background is __________ (quick overview of your work history).
I began _________ (here is where you start transitioning your experience as it relates to what you want to do now).
I _________(how you make it happen from a logistical perspective).
I am located _________ (your geographic or remotely).
Today I am _________ (what you do that speaks to what you want to do more of).
Here is mine (as an example):
Professionally, I'm a business developer, specializing in media, commerce and HR technologies.
My background is working in sales and management at NBC-TV, SONY, iHeart Radio, Children's Broadcasting and angel investing in media, commerce and HR tech start-ups.
I began angel investing in 2000 and soon transitioned it into a hybrid "investment and business development agency".
Traditionally I invest a very small amount of capital and then help the ventures create partnerships, secure strategic investors (ie: only companies, not individuals) and help them pivot "our" business model when needed.
I am located in the NYC area.
Today, I'm building my own venture with co-founders in the HR-Media-Commerce ai technology space. The venture is centered around giving independent workers access to tools and services to be more productive.