Mike Veny: 4 Ways Learning to Pitch Your Company as an Employee Can Help You Personally


This is a guest post by entrepreneur, professional drummer, speaker, and consultant, Mike Veny.

In her article, The Pressure of the Pitch, Katie Sowa says that “Giving an elevator pitch can be a terrifying experience. Whether you’re pitching in a competition in front of hundreds of people, pitching to wealthy and successful investors, or trying to land that much needed new client or job, it can seem like your entire future is dependent on those few seconds you have to pitch. The words that come out of your mouth can make or break the deal.”

When you’re trying to sell yourself to land a new job, client, or build your business, the motivation to take action to sell yourself is clear at all times. This a personal investment in you. If you are an employee, however, you will more than likely be less motivated to try and sell your companies products and services in a social situation. This is true even if you love your job.

In the event that you absolutely hate your job, or don’t feel like discussing work outside of work hours, learning to pitch your company, as an employee, can still be quite beneficial to you. Here are 5 ways that learning to pitch your company can help your personally:

  1. You will learn to communicate what you do well. According to Business Week, in the article The Perfect (Elevator) Pitch, this  is “a skill every businessperson needs… One of the most important things a businessperson can do—especially an owner or someone who is involved in sales—is learn how to speak about their business to others. Being able to sum up unique aspects of your service or product in a way that excites others should be a fundamental skill.”
  2. You will feel a better connection to your company. In the Forbes article, Don’t Pitch Your Company, Share Your Story, Andrew Hoeft says that, “The goal of starting with the story is to show that you are personally connected to the problem you are looking to solve, and that you are the right person for the job.”
  3. You will increase your network. Dennis Koray says that “Every time you meet someone there is a possibility that they may be a potential customer or they may know a potential customer.” Learn more in his article, Elevator Pitch – Don’t Sell. Tell Your Network Contacts How You Help People.
  4. You will make more money. “The ability to communicate in the workplace can be a key factor in determining your success at climbing the corporate ladder. Don’t think that communication is limited to just talking with your fellow employers,” says Justin in his article, Make More Money with Improved Communication Skills, from The Frugal Path.
On personal note, Katie Sowa & Michael Luchies, the owners of Pitch Jam & the Pitching Greatness Blog, are my friends. I find their project inspiring because it addresses one of the toughest skills to learn in life – selling yourself. Through sharing their work with others in social situations, I have experienced all of the benefits that I have shared with you, and more. Most importantly, it’s reinforced and allowed me to express my personal mission in life: to connect people. Happy Pitching!

*Drummer, entrepreneur, speaker, consultant, Mike Veny has been able to parlay his love of music, and of drumming in particular, into multiple successful career paths and charitable endeavors. For more information on Mike Veny, visit MikeVeny.com. Mike Veny is sponsored by Gretsch Drums & Toca Percussion.


One thought on “Mike Veny: 4 Ways Learning to Pitch Your Company as an Employee Can Help You Personally

  1. Thanks @MikeVeny! It’s a pleasure to have an expert of your caliber supporting us and helping others achieve success by sharing your pitching insight!

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