An ‘elevator pitch’ has many benefits for a speechwriter A pithy synopsis helps you to land the gig, sell the speaker, and focus your topic. By Ragan StaffJune 3, 2009 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.