Fine Tune Your 30-second “Elevator Speech”
Written by Lisa Montanaro | January 27, 2011

Fine tune your 30-second “elevator speech” at the Orange County Young Professionals’ “Open Mic Networking Night.” Join fellow business professionals on Thursday February 3rd at 5:30pm at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce office. Refreshments (beer, wine, snacks) will be served. You’ll have the chance to practice your business pitch and receive valuable feedback from networking professionals. Free if you reserve in advance – $5 at the door if you don’t! Call 845-457-9700 to register or visit

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Helping others be the best versions of themselves gets me jazzed!

I’ve worn many hats in my lifetime—often at the same time—while enjoying fulfilling careers. I’ve been a performer, teacher, sign language instructor, lawyer, career counselor, law professor, coach, consultant, mediator, entrepreneur, speaker, trainer, writer, and author. 

I’m an eternal optimist and life-long learner, constantly researching ways to improve personal and professional effectiveness. And it brings me great joy to then pass on the results of that persistent curiosity to my clients and audiences. 

Of all the career hats I’ve been privileged to wear, my favorite is owner of this business since 2002. Why? Because it provides me the opportunity to work with wonderful organizational and individual clients. On any given day, I get to connect deeply with audiences, work with dedicated teams, improve workplaces, watch clients have a-ha moments, and know I’ve made a difference in their lives and careers. And that is very satisfying.