The elevator speech, and don’t get caught without a comeback.

An interesting reflection currently on LinkedIn refers to a blog article Don’t Get Caught Without a Comeback with the title of Don’t get caught without a comeback when people say, “Why do we still need libraries?”

When you have just a few minutes to say your piece the suggestion is to have done your homework and have prepared a snappy comeback, to have one quick fact that you love about your library to come back with, and to have one fact or statistic about your library committed to memory so you can express it in a quick pithy way.

Over the last two weeks there have been around twenty comments, and most of the librarians who have added to the discussion agree with these strategies, and mentioned how these ideas have allowed for a deeper and fuller discussion about what happens in their libraries. We are the best marketers of our workplaces and we need to use our opportunties when they arise and not to come up short.

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