Everyone knows CEOs, vice presidents, angel investors, recruiters, and all other power brokers spend a good portion of their day just riding up and down in elevators going from one meeting to the next. Right? And everyone also knows the best chance to connect with the otherwise "unconnectable" is to seize the 60 seconds you have with them in said elevator to "pitch" your wares. Right again?
I can't count the number of times I've attended a networking event only to meet someone that doesn't differentiate themselves from other folks in their industry. For example, when coming across a technical programmer at a software company, they leave out a crucial part by explaining what the company actually does or the specialization. When folks fail to mention this information, it leads me to believe that there is a lack of passion for what they do or for whom they work.