Making a memorable presentation/pitch goes beyond the fact that you have a big Idea that “no one has done before”. In fact your investors are more likely to think that if no one has done it before, then it is not worth trying out.
So be ready to answer that question.
However, today I want to place emphasis on sharpening your presentation skills.
Because that may be the major thing that might make or mar your closing a deal after days of battling with making your value proposition look good. Now the list in itself is not to put you in a stereotyped box but I bet you will node and probably say; hmmn I have always gotten that wrong.
So before you open your mouth to say a word, try to:
• Arrange your thoughts: Knowing what and how you are starting is one key to getting the attention of your audience. If the person who made a presentation before you was boring, you have an advantage. However if he/she received an exciting ovation you must work hard to keep the tempo otherwise people will walk out on you. I like to start with a well crafted and captivating analogy.
• The ability to convey emotions with your voice is what separates the good speakers from great speakers. The pauses, the anecdotes and most especially the depth of conviction which is displayed in your overall body language are all some of the important elements that should go into your presentation.
If you think you are not up to it, you can get someone to do it for you, because ideally the life of your business success may depend on it. There are things I have noticed and highlighted as important things, which I feel you should place first while presenting you business Idea to capitalists/investors…