Are you ready to Elevate Your Talk?

In today’s world, time is short – and attention spans are shorter. How can you get your work to stand out from the crowd?

Since 2006, Elevator Talk has equipped over 1000 researchers and professionals with the tools needed to distill significant work into powerful, concise messages – in less than a minute. With our latest guides, you can do the same.

Complete the exercises in this toolkit and you’ll have an Elevator Talk, an interesting and brief introduction to your work and its importance, focused on an audience of your choice. Even better, you’ll gain a set of tools to use when outlining any communication project.

Based on the popular Elevator Talk workshops given around the world, this toolkit is a workshop-in-a-box (or electronic file!) with fun, thought-provoking guided exercises that can have you out the door with an Elevator Talk in less than an hour.

The next person you run into at a conference (or in an elevator) might be your next opportunity. Be prepared with an Elevator Talk of your own!

Our original Create Your Own Elevator Talk eGuide is designed for PhD students, postdocs, faculty, and industry researchers. This work is based on the author’s experience creating programs for Stanford University’s Research Communication Program and refined over the years with researchers from around the world. Take a look at parts of the toolkit here (PDF).

Create Your Own Elevator Talk coverPurchase an individual copy and receive the PDF eGuide with free updates for a year.

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Working with a small group? Get the PDF eGuide and free updates for a year, plus the ability to use with small groups (2-4 persons). Save when purchased as a bundle!

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For seminars larger than 12 persons and other inquiries, contact us for custom quotes.

Since 2006, researchers around the world have benefitted from Elevator Talk workshops and seminars:


After offering equivalent courses for professionals since 2003, it was time to create a Career Edition of the original guide for researchers. Great for small businesses, startups, or consultants pitching project ideas, or job seekers who need to quickly share a compelling story at a networking event or interview. Check out a preview (PDF).

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Option 1. Individual purchase with immediate download (PDF format) and free updates for one year.

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Option 2.Don’t have time to go through the exercises on your own? Work with Carolyn for just 30 minutes and have an Elevator Talk ready for your next task! You’ll get the PDF eGuide and free updates for a year, plus:

  1. 30 minutes of live communication coaching by the author, for fast personalized assistance with your Elevator Talk or presentation
  2. Access to a private Facebook group to practice your work with others

$79 USD
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New for 2014! Want to facilitate your own Elevator Talk workshops? Carolyn has taken her experience in teaching researchers of all disciplines and put it all in this new Facilitator Guide. Learn about the challenges, get advice on managing specific exercises, and understand the different teaching scenarios given your time constraints. Check out a preview.

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Option 1. The Facilitator Guide in electronic version (PDF). Immediate delivery, with free updates during 2014.

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Option 2. Facilitator Guide + Small Group License (4-person), for working with small groups.

$169 USD
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Option 3. Run your own workshop with the Facilitator Guide + Seminar Bundle (10-person license), for delivering a larger workshop.

$299 USD
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