Pitch Decks

Presenting a Pitch Deck | Advice?

William M. Digital Retention Lead | CX Empathy Strategists | Copywriter

September 20th, 2018

Hey All,

At the next networking event my CO and I will be presenting our Pitch deck. From those who have spoken in front of investors, what advice can you offer? Any 'curve balls' we should expect?

Ami Asadi Product Manager @ Collaborative Visionz , Co-Founder of Maktub, BOD of Navaar.com.

Last updated on September 23rd, 2018

Just know what you are talking about, don't do a talk or body language that shows otherwise like looking at the pitch so much or give a false fact that they can doubt, in fact nobody can validate nothing in a 30 min or so and as you will know you will be facing with due diligence team after the pitch.

As much logical as the process seems to be, it is not, their logic is going to be satisfied with their wet teams and consultants, it's all about the feeling of that you and your team can do what you are saying and there is a good ROI to it and the way to get to that feeling is via your BP,Q&A and your team.

Know your numbers and try to show them why do you think you can have a great ROI for them, many of the investors don't gave a damn if you are changing the world or there is a mission to it, as much concrete money-wise you can get is better, that is the question.

Remember they are pitched right and left so make them remember you by a gesture, something that nobody does, a catchy phrase or something, try to make them laugh can be a good start.

Wish you good luck.

Paul Nielsen

September 20th, 2018

get to the Q&A as quickly as you can, and then answer the questions as concisely as you can. But be sure your deck at least addresses every issue, or the Q&A will dwell on the one point you left out.

Melvin Wong Ex-CEO of FanXT (Acquired), Mentor at AngelHack, 14 years of Startup Experience From Ground Up

September 21st, 2018

Here are some tips.

  1. Your pitch deck should be concise and straight to the point. Follow the standard content. I have 6 templates that you could use inside my business plan online course here (enter the discount code 6MONTHSFREE when you sign-up to access for free).
  2. Start by telling a story, especially in your problem statement.
  3. Show them the money. If you're pre-revenue, show progress like traction and how will they get their money.
  4. REMEMBER again, show them the money.

I'm working on my next course on how to raise funds. It should be out this coming week. If you can wait, I'll give you free acces to it.

Good luck buddy!

Brian Pindell 15 years at intersection of Real Estate & Construction, specializing in building new systems of...

September 21st, 2018

I’ll keep it as short and sweet as possible. Ditch everything that’s not high-level from your pitch deck. I’ve had two decks designed by two different people and they are leaps and bounds different. I’ve attended several events on the subject and received the best advice at my most recent, “how to pitch a VC”. You need three decks, one to go, show, and throw. The first is a teaser deck that give high level overview of everything (14 slides). The second is a presentation deck (20 slides) that gives high and acute details on specific areas based on audience (ie: investors = money & traction, sales=features & savings, partnerships = mutual benefits, etc). The third is for when you leave (6-10 slides) with the detailed takeaways for that specific audience. So, I might’ve started with 3 decks but it’s really expansive because, it’s audience specific. As far as presentation goes, I can share an audio file with you (send me a msg) from the event I attended presented by David Rose. I missed the first portion of the talk but, the remainder of the audio can sum it up best for you. He says that your presentation should lead your slides, maintain eye contact, check and double check your facts & figures, and never do a live demo. Also, some parting advice, it’s cheesy but, wearing a shirt with your company name on it is an invaluable for helping people remember the name.

Chowdari Babu Founder @ ismac.io

September 23rd, 2018

Show them Gold , thru your deck .. they will start jumping