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Preparing the Pitchdeck

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

In preparing your pitchdeck consider the following:

Start with a template slide deck.  This ensures you cover all the key points.

Each slide is one section of the executive summary.  Problem/Opportunity, Solution, Product, Team, etc.

Write out on each slide what you want to say about that topic.

Use the short bullet point format as long descriptions are not necessary.

Go back and convert the bullet points into graphs, charts, and images and polish some into concisely worded bullet points.

Walk through the presentation to see how it flows.

You may need to move slides around to make the story fluid.

If you want to create additional slides then do so but put them at the end of the presentation as Appendix slides.

This way you can provide the basic presentation to everyone but have the additional slides for questions that may arise.

The key is to identify your message first and then write it out in a manner that best communicates that message.


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