Imagine meeting the President in an elevator and you have the opportunity to tell him what you do within an elevator ride of 60 seconds for the possibility of securing or sealing a deal. Aside from scheduled and formalized presentation sessions, an ‘elevator pitch’ is a good way to achieve this as it is a short, succinct, and convincing summary used to quickly describe your capacity.
David stumbled on the opportunity to stand before king Saul to pitch his capacity and convince him that he could carry out the assignment of killing Goliath. To motivate him, David had earlier asked what the reward (returns and profit) would be for whoever successfully carried out the seemingly unachievable task.
When Saul saw David, he expressed his uncertainty that David could carry out the task, but David changed Saul’s perception in less than 60 seconds by confidently flaunting what he has achieved using his capacity.
David’s elevator pitch is worth sharing: “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it. Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.”