CareerJournal article: Recently I found myself in an elevator with a senior executive at my company. Awkwardness ensued.
"I was at a loss for anything clever or interesting to say. He tried to initiate conversation with a benign statement about the elevator. I tried to make a witty reply, but it didn’t come across very well."
"Most professionals can benefit from developing their own version of the elevator pitch (even if there are no actual elevators in their workplaces) for those unexpected times when they are alone in a small space with someone important, like the company CEO or a high profile visitor to their office. It could not only avoid awkwardness but possibly boost their standing."
"Have you had any awkward run-ins with senior execs of your company?"
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