It wasn’t about me and why I want to be the Bachelorette. I get it. I’m a business woman. My presentation touched on this Nerdy Cheerleader theme and how if they selected me, I would make sure that every attendee felt welcome and felt like they were getting attention. I offered to write personal emails that night to each guy which would further incent me to get to know them on a personal level. Also, it would help with brand recognition by emphasizing, “Thank you for coming to tonight’s Linx Bachelorette event.”
But the second half of my presentation talked about what kind of return on investment they would get if they selected me. I talked about my vast network, potential clients they could count on, how I had numerous friends watching how my experience would play out, wondering whether or not they should spend the money to join. I included testimonials (Ex-Boyfriends #1-3 “Catherine is hot.”). It was funny, spirited, and it made a point. I doubt anyone put the kind of effort and organization that I did into their pitches.
I had them speechless by the time I finished. I had wowed them. All the interviewers smiled and agreed, “You’re it. You’re our bachelorette. Let’s talk details.”