It is really so hard to think what to do for your pitch especially in the presentation aspect whether it’s for project or work, right? So I listed down the best points you need to put to your business or project pitch to help you in creating killer presentations to your audience plus great resources of template presentation for you to start with.
Guy Kawasaki made a quick presentation style because of his line of business, referring to how he’d regularly tune in to many business pitches in a short period of time. Regardless of whether you’re not in the investment business, the 10/20/30 can manage all relevant information to you.
Ten is the ideal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation on the grounds that an ordinary individual can’t comprehend in more than ten slides in a meeting or business pitch. Below are the 10 parts of your slide that you need to have with guide questions created by AE Partners.
- Plausible problem description, illustrated with a short personal story, if possible
- Is it a real problem (not only my own one)?
- What happens if we do not solve it?
- How big is the market opportunity?
- How established (or nascent) is the market?
- Do you have a credible claim on being one of the top two or three players in the market?
2. Your solution
- What is your product/service?
- How does it solve your customer’s problem?
- What is unique about your product/service?
- What are the benefits of your solution?
3. Business model
- How do you make money?
- What resources and partnerships will you need?
- What costs do you need to cover?
- What is required to become profitable?
4. Underlying magic/technology
- Fewer words, more diagrams, flowcharts and pictures
- Bring prototype along, show it, results of studies
- Intellectual protection strategy
5. Marketing and sales
- Who are your customers (list)?
- How will you reach the target customer?
- What are your sales, marketing and distribution strategy?
- What is the current sales pipeline?
- Always mention market research studies source (Forrester etc)
- Who is your existing & likely competition?
- What are the competing technologies?
- Who is adjacent to you (in the market) that could enter your market (and compete) or could be a co-opted partner?
- What are their strengths/weaknesses?
- Why are you different?
- Who is your management team?
- What is their experience?
- What pieces are missing and what is the plan for filling them?
8. Projections and milestones
- No graphs (investors prefer financials in a table)
- For each time period, add headcount and cash balance. It should be clear how you expect the company to perform top line and bottom line three years out, and how much capital will be required now and later.
- Pricing and quantities could be helpful
- What funds have already been raised?
- How much money are you raising and at what valuation?
- How will the money be spent?
- How long will it last and where will the company “be” on its milestones progress at that time?
- How much additional funding do you anticipate raising & when?
9. Status and timeline
- What is your stage of development (technology/product, team, financial metrics/revenues)?
- What has been the progress to date (make reality and future clear)?
- What are your future milestones?
10. Summary and call to action
- Summary of what you are offering, and why it is a feasible investment
- What are the proposed next steps?
The presentation will last for only 20 minutes and no text less than 30 point font.
Guy Kawasaki says it doesn’t matter whether your idea will revolutionize the world, you need to spell out the important nuggets in a few minutes, a couple slides and several words a slide.
In addition to that, you need to project your voice to produce a clearer sound for your statement. Put yourself in the audience and think “What’s In It For Me” to guide you. Be Entertaining, simply reciting dry facts without any passion or humor will make people less likely to pay attention and lastly practice more! practice your speaking skills regularly in front of an audience. Not only is it a fun time, but it will make you more skilled and confident when you need to approach the podium.
Free Resources that might help to start your presentation using the 10-20-30 Rule.