Pitch Deck 🔥 Presentation Tips

When a founder or any other presenter relies too much on their slides, they are vulnerable to small technical glitches destroying their presentation.

Once, about 10 years, my group was giving a presentation where something went wrong with the slides. We lost 4 of our allocated 12 minutes fixing that. The organizers were sticking to the schedule, so when we tried to give our original 12-minute talk, we got pulled off stage 8 minutes into and we looked like idiots.

(I can tell we looked like idiots as I have a great deal of experience in looking like an idiot.)

Before seeing this talk, I never once considered the possibility that we might have handled it better.

I just blamed them for being unreasonable.

If only I had seen this talk 11 years earlier.

Written by Russell Brand

Entrepreneur in residence at Founder Institute, he has mentored, performed due diligence on and invested in numerous early stage companies. Hundreds of these early stage companies have described Russell’s insights and advice as the most useful thing in the history of their companies. He has always had an inborn ability to find more valuable uses of new ideas and faster ways to achieve results.


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