Belinda Racela on making your elevator pitch

“The most important thing about having an elevator pitch prepared is that you lead the conversation. Once you lead the conversation, you sound confident. Why? Because you’re saying this for you. You’re telling your story.” — Belinda Racela

Belinda Racela (@belinda-racela-39841911a) is the President and Asset Manager at Chevron Malampaya LLC, Board Member of the Philippine Petroleum Association of the Upstream Industry (Oil and Gas) Inc., and President of the Malampaya Foundation Inc.

As an achiever in a male-dominated industry, she held various positions such as GM Planning for Geothermal and Power Operations and Non-Operated Joint Ventures (2011-2016) and Planning Advisor (2005-2011) at Chevron in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Planning Engineer (1997-2005) and Reservoir Engineer (1991-1997) at Unolocal Philippines Inc.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City and her master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business in Makati City. She was an instructor of Physics in the National Institute of Physics in UP Diliman for five years (1986-1991).

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  • Belinda discusses what an elevator pitch is, what it is not, and why it is important.
  • How long an elevator pitch should be
  • Elevator pitch do’s and don’ts
  • What should an elevator pitch include about yourself
  • Different parts of an elevator pitch
  • How do you write an elevator pitch
  • Example of an elevator pitch
  • Tips on how to be convincing and memorable
  • An elevator pitch is not all about you
  • Having calling cards ready
  • Another example of an elevator pitch
  • Q&A with Belinda


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