5 Presentation mistakes you should avoid
The Himalayan Presentation:
Unless your intention is to make sure your audience don’t read your deck, don’t overload your presentation with a Himalayan mountain of information.
A rule of thumb to follow would be to keep the information on the slide worth a 3 second glace so you still remain the star of the show.
One way to put off your investor is to pitch an incomplete presentation and somehow grammar mishaps make the whole presentation seem incomplete and you, unprepared.
Hire a good copy writer to maintain linguistic consistency and eliminate grammar errors.
The Logo Clutter:
The common practice of putting a logo on every slide is a space-eater.
Unless one walks in mid-presentation, the audience is most likely to know the company presenting.
Think about it, would you re-introduce yourself to someone you’ve met every two-minutes once?
Save that space and give some room for your presentation to breathe.
Encyclopaedia of presentations:
Consider the time period of your pitching session when you design the presentation. Don’t try to squeeze in a 50 slide [full of information] presentation into a 10-minute time frame.
Get to the point quickly and covey the message effectively.
An emotional connect with your story makes the jury most likely to pick you first. While Emotional element does add interest, the presentation is a pitch deck not a soap opera script so subtle emotions and striking the right strings are key.