The 'Perfect' Corporate Weblogging 'Elevator Pitch' Competition

Judith Meskill is up to her usual tricks again. She gently persuaded me to be one of the judges.

The ‘Perfect’ Corporate Weblogging ‘Elevator Pitch’ Competition….


A business executive, with whom you have been trying to arrange a meeting, is available for a condensed pitch from you on a one minute elevator ride.

It is your goal to convince this attentive business leader — who has heard about weblogs — to sponsor and resource a critical mass of weblogs in his/her organization so that their benefits can be demonstrated in a meaningful way.

It’s a long elevator ride to the top floor of the Sears Tower in Chicago — [1,354 feet at 1600 feet/minute!] — visual aids are not available and your entry will be judged on your ability to present your pitch “on the fly” — just text.

Rules, Preparation Requirements:

Submission: text entry between 50 to 160 words.
One entry per person.
Please make sure that you include, with your submission:
your full name,
your website and/or weblog url(s), and
a valid email address.
All entries must be received by midnight (EST) April 15, 2004. Entry scoring will be completed by judges by midnight April 22, 2004.

Winning entry will be announced shortly thereafter —
date to be announced in the near future.

No ‘monetary compensation’ — but excellent ‘sur-prize’ To Be Announced!

Competition Submission Format:

For now, please email completed submissions to:

pitch at weblogsinc dot com

Once an alternate form of submission is created — it will be prominently displayed on this weblog!

If you have any questions or comments please post below in the comments field.

Please DO NOT post competition submissions in the comments field!

Submissions will be kept ‘anonymous’ so as not to sway the esteemed panel of judges… (-:=

I am including a few excellent links regarding ‘corporate blogging’ in the Related Links. Feel free to recommend additional links in the comments field and I will add them to the Related Links field. Thanks and Good Luck! [The Social Software Weblog]