Relate to Colleagues as an MFT

Assume you are sharing an elevator while attending a conference when a fellow attendee notices your nametag and credentials and asks you what exactly you do as an MFT. Prepare an elevator to talk to sell your approach as a systemic thinker that could be delivered in about two minutes. Consider approaching this assignment from a place of selling yourself and your line of work. In fact, you may want to think of it as a way to offer your business cards to potential clients.

You could mention the following concepts in a way that allows your fellow elevator travelers to understand your philosophy:

Feedback loops
The sum is greater than the sum of its parts
Remember that an elevator speech must be:

Easy to deliver
Positive and non-defensive
In everyday language that people can understand
Free of therapy jargon

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