Saturday, July 9, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Elevator Speech

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Hey geneaphiles, it's Saturday Night, and time for another dose of Genealogy Fun!!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

I saw Tonia Kendrick's post #31WBGB: Write an Elevator Pitch for Your Blog and thought to myself "self, that would make a good SNGF - and lead more readers to Tonia's 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy blog too" which may help all of us!  So:

1)  Write your Elevator Speech...see suggestions in #31WBGB: Write an Elevator Pitch for Your Blog.  The essence of it is:  "It’s a brief overview that can be delivered in the space of an elevator ride (hence, the name). “The idea is that you have a short and sharp piece that you can say about yourself when the opportunity arises..."

2)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.

3)  Leave a comment on Tonia's blog post too telling her where she can find your "elevator speech."

Here's mine (I've done this before ... and always had too many words for me to remember):

"I'm an evangelist for genealogy and an ancestor detective - I write, speak, teach and learn about genealogy and family history.  It's a lot of fun being an ancestor detective, provides an intellectual challenge, and I travel all over the country searching for records of my ancestors.  My genealogy blog is Genea-Musings (www.geneamusings.com), where I write about my genealogy endeavors. Now, tell me about your grandparents..."

Only 66 words, and maybe I can remember it! 

Okay, I showed you mine, now please show me yours!

Thank you, Tonia, for the inspiration.

UPDATED:  9 pm. to make it blog-oriented.  I missed that nuance before!

7 comments:

kinfolknews said...

Great Elevator Speech Randy! I'm still thinking about mine.

Regina

Tonia said...

Randy, thanks for the shout-out! I think yours is perfect for you.

CMPointer said...

Here are my blogs pitches:

Family Stories: http://yourfamilystory-cmpointer.blogspot.com/2011/07/sngf-family-stories-blog-elevator-pitch.html

For Your Family Stories: http://www.4yourfamilystory.com/1/post/2011/07/sngf-for-your-family-story-in-an-elevator.html

Thanks, Randy!!

~Caroline

Greta Koehl said...

Mine's at http://gretabog.blogspot.com/2011/07/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-my.html.

Liz said...

Here ya go:

http://gatapleytree.blogspot.com/2011/07/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-your.html

wahig said...

Hi Randy! Here's my pitch:

http://ancestorsfound.tumblr.com/post/7440200124/pitching-my-ancestors-past

~Sandi Wiggins

Yvette Porter Moore said...

Elevator Speech for Genealogy is a wonderful idea...Will be thinking up mine.