- That "door close" button often doesn't really work--it's there to occupy you while you wait. So use that time instead to recall your remarks.
- If your destination is chosen for you in an elevator car programmed to take you, say, to your boss's floor, use the time to prep--not deliver--your remarks for when you land.
- Pitch fast. The article estimates your ride at around 90 seconds, although conditions will vary. Programmed elevators presumably are more efficient at delivering you, offering less pitch time.
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