Create A Better Entrepreneur Pitch Deck

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Create A Better Entrepreneur Pitch Deck

July 16, 2017 Business Idea The Pitch 4

pitch deck is a short presentation often accompanied by a slideshow, which enables your target to get a quick overview of your business plan.  Pitch decks are commonly used during face-to-face or online meetings with interested parties and definitely with potential investors.  Having a good pitch deck will make the difference between success and failure. This free template from the Center For Entrepreneurial Innovation, Phoenix can really get you started.   A pitch deck can be broken down into nine key elements:
  • Who Are You?
  • The Problem
  • Your Solution
  • Business Model
  • Potential Market – “Because Everyone’s Going To Want To Have One!”  Is not something you want to say to an investor.
  • What’s Your Strategy To Get To Market
  • Competition –  Unless you’ve invented time travel – you are not unique.
  • Team
  • What’s Your Ask?   Is it just a bag of money?   Get the ask down and what will you give in turn to get it.

Keep it simple – don’t go crazy with bullets and definitely take a lesson from  Carmine Gallo’s  book “The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs”.   Steve Jobs “..educated, entertained, informed, and inspired his audiences in every presentation..”  with minimum visual aids.

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4 Responses

  1. Aaron says:

    Very helpful article for creating a pitch deck. I thought it was a great breakdown of the 9 key elements of the pitch. This makes it much simpler to create my slides and have important information on each slide.
    What would be a good time frame for a pitch?
    What about the difference between a regular pitch and an elevator pitch? How do I know when to give one or the other?

    • 757Pitch says:

      A pitch is simply that a pitch – time frame depends on the audience, all ave a common core.   In the first 15 seconds of your pitch will the listener know what your idea is about?   Using a message map can help get you there – Carmine Gallo is an expert at this.  

  2. Andrew G says:

    This is a great recourse as the negotiation skills needed are important when pitching to investors, if that can be utilized her, not sure, but when putting together a business plan, you have to really step outside yourself and see what others are seeing, unless you get the right person really reviewing for you before you actually present anything to the big investor.

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