Have an elevator talk
ready--Your work will not be fully understood by most people, but sometimes your most important conversations will involve explaining broad concepts in a simple matter.
Every piece of advice in this book whether it is planning an "elevator talk
" defining a mission, managing time, or developing a strategic plan--is designed to help school librarians demonstrate their critical importance to the school's educational program.
When people ask ME what I do for a living, I tell them: "I have information that I know will change you and your family's lives forever, and if you don't know this information then you and your family are in serious financial jeopardy." That is my "elevator talk
." It helps me to book a lot of appointments.
What is an elevator talk, and what does it have to do with writing a paper?
This is the elevator talk. Your 1-minute opportunity to summarize what you do, how you do it, the results you produce, and the impact you make.
There are few, if any, studies on its effects, but I would venture that the Privacy Rule has caused a substantial decline in "elevator talk
" by physicians and nurses, "waiting room consults" with patients and family members, sending health records to unattended fax machines, and other careless conduct in using and disclosing health information.
To assist prospects who ask for your advice on the baseball field, you have to have your "elevator talk
A recent report, "Elevator Talk
: Observational Study of Inappropriate Comments in a Public Space," in the August 1995 issue of The American Journal of Medicine, summarized 259 elevator rides where there was conversation concerning patients resulting in 39 inappropriate comments by health care professionals (13.9 percent of the total), and 18 violations of patient confidentiality.(4) The authors describe the results as "morally problematic."
Schindler Elevator talks
about some of the options that can come along with a destination-dispatch elevator system ...
The symposium concluded with "elevator talks
" from the various exhibitors in attendance.