If you are thinking of considering any external investor support or reaching any type of an agreement or proposal for example: raising capital, making a sale, forming a partnership, etc., Guy Kawasaki, Founding Partner and Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures shares some great insights on pitching a deal.
You may think to yourself why I am blogging about this topic, Pitching A Deal, as an Online Digital Marketing specialist? Well, I like to share great information to my “Local Nation” community. This topic has come up in a few of my meetings so far in 2015 and it is always great to share expert advise when it comes to helping out my local business entrepreneurs.
Guy Kawasaki is a well known world wide expert when it comes to venture capital and makes direct investments in early-stage technology companies. His advice may be very helpful to you throughout your entrepreneur journey.
Pitching A Deal can be very stressful. I have done many and at times I struggled to put together a solid presentation and I’m sure you have been in this situation as well. When I saw Guy’s post come through my desk, I immediately thought that so many local business entrepreneurs could get great value from this info-graphic whether it is to investors or potential clients. So I’m writing this blog to share an expert’s insight.
Guy states that he is evangelizing the 10/20/30 Rule of a PowerPoint pitch. A pitch should have ten slides, it should last no more than twenty minutes, and it should contain no font smaller than thirty points. This rule is applicable for any presentation to reach agreement for example, raising capital, making a sale, forming a partnership, etc.
- Ten slides. Ten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation
- Twenty minutes. You should give your ten slides in twenty minutes.
- Thirty-point font. The majority of the presentations that I see have text in a ten point font.
You can find more details on his post here.
The below info-graphic will certainly help you to create a great and focused powerpoint presentation. Guy also shares that an hour presentation time slot should be broken down as: 20 minutes presentation with 40 minutes of Q&A.
I hope this helps you create a winning pitch deck for your next presentation. If you wish to download this info-graphic, please feel free to do so here.
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