This challenge is for the entire weekend (and will likely take a longer to perfect over time).
What is an elevator speech? Imagine you enter an elevator and find yourself on your way to the 11th floor with Congressman Smith. She says, “Why is your issue important and what should I do about it?” You now have about 15 seconds to fulfill that ask!
Clearly you can’t provide specific details and a long-winded emotional statement, so be prepared with 1-2 sentences that encapsulates what, why, and how. What the issue is, why it’s important, and how the policy maker can act upon the issue. Take this weekend to craft it, practice it, and then be prepared to use it in public!