Penticton, BC.: Local Entrepreneur, and JCI Penticton member, Margie Hibbard, has won a prestigious World Elevator Pitch Competition during the JCI World Congress in Quebec City. To win the award, Hibbard had to pitch her company SendOutSupport™) to a panel of three judges, competing against 7 competitors from Finland, France, USA, and Canada.
At the beginning of November, Hibbard, along with four other JCI Penticton members, travelled to Quebec City to attend JCI World Congress - five days filled with international networking, elections, competitions and trainings. It is there that JCI held its first ever World Elevator Pitch competition. An elevator pitch is a term used to describe a brief, persuasive speech that is used to spark interest in what an organization does or a project idea.
SendOutSupport™ is a fast and easy-to-use app, designed to help those suffering from emotional and mental distress get vital support at the push of button, wherever and whenever they need it. It is currently available for individuals in the App Store or on Google Play. SendOutSupport™ can also be re-branded for use in companies or organization, using their own logo and key information relevant to their users.
Hibbard was ecstatic with the win, "There was so much value to my business perfecting the pitch, that before I even stepped on stage, I was already miles ahead in terms of succinctly describing my business to anyone, anywhere. Winning the competition has been a great motivator and confidence boost to show that I am on the right track." The award was presented first at the awards ceremony, putting JCI Canada front and center as a great place for young professionals.
JCI member Cameron Betts, President of Betts Electric, who also attended World Congress hopes to bring this type of training and competition to the Okanagan. "Penticton is a great town for young business people and entrepreneurs. JCI is eager to help them craft their message with a potential elevator pitch training seminar. It's an essential skill when speaking with clients, partners and business financiers."
JCI is an international community-minded training and leadership organization for people aged 18-40. JCI Penticton's next meeting will be in the new year at its clubhouse on Hastings Ave. Check out JCI Penticton at www.jcipenticton.com for more information.