How To Design An Emotionally Intelligent PowerPoint Pitch Presentation

How To Design An Emotionally Intelligent PowerPoint Pitch Presentation

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  What story are you telling your audience?   Are you matching their wavelength? You need to resonate, and make an impact!       You could love making Presentations or absolutely hate it, but you cannot deny that your Investor Pitch Deck is one of the most important documents of your professional life. It helps you get your company started and continues to keep it afloat, as and when funding is required.   To create a pitch deck that is extremely effective, one needs to add a special ingredient into the mix - a dash of emotional intelligence, also known as EQ. Here are a few ways to add just the right amount of emotions for a great response from your audience.     STEP 1: A SPRINKLING OF…
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5 Pitch Decks To Gain Inspiration From

5 Pitch Decks To Gain Inspiration From

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The first step to help you raise funding from a VC or any other type of investor, for your startup, is by creating a pitch deck. A pitch deck is a presentation that serves as a precise summary and summation of all your ideas, strategies, budget, plans, business model and contact details. It conveys what your company is all about to your potential investors and gives them a reason as to why they should choose you.   Whether you are looking to raise 20,000 USD or 50 Million USD, a pitch deck will be your best buddy.   Creating the perfect pitch deck can be extremely difficult. There is so much you want to convey, and somehow you are meant to compile it into as few as 10-15 slides! The…
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6 Things You Must Do Before Sending Your Sales Deck To A Potential Client

6 Things You Must Do Before Sending Your Sales Deck To A Potential Client

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  Conversion could be one of the most important words in the business dictionary. When you send your sales deck to your potential client, you (im)patiently wait for them to revert back to you with an offer.     A lot depends on your sales pitch deck; it is your identity and the only portrayal of your brand that most of your potential clients will see. It is a very important document and needs to be created and designed very carefully. Your sales pitch deck needs to have just the right amount of information, communicated clearly and should look appealing to your audience.   Here is a list of 6 prerequisites before you send your sales deck to your potential clients.   1. What are your clients requirements? Your sales deck…
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Walmart – Flipkart Group Investor Pitch Deck

Walmart – Flipkart Group Investor Pitch Deck

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    World's biggest E-commerce deal valued at $16 billion sealed!! Walmart acquired 77% of Flipkart's stake.   Do you know why it happened? US e-commerce giant Amazon announced that they would invest $3 billion in India. Walmart is already very well known for their robust retail operation processes.                                                                           Note: We don't own this Presentation.     How would Indians benefit from this? Indian online consumers would soon be inundated and there will be much to look forward to with a variety of shopping options. Walmart is known for its extremely low prices, and…
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Who Is An Angel Investor?

Who Is An Angel Investor?

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  The definition of an Angel Investor is an individual who invests their own money in an entrepreneurial company.       In the recent years, a growing number of individuals have started seeking for better returns on their money that what they can get from traditional investment methods. There has also been a rise in startups seeking for investment and thus a lot of people have opted to become angel investors to try to earn money via this method.   It might be hard to believe, but most angels are NOT millionaires. They typically earn between 60k - 100k USD per year.   Angels could be professionals such as doctors, lawyers; business associates such as customers, suppliers and executives; and even other entrepreneurs. Unlike venture capitalists and bankers, many…
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3 Must Read Books For A Persuasive Presenter

3 Must Read Books For A Persuasive Presenter

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Books might be the old-school way of learning new tricks but they have always been a very efficient and reliable way. Book lovers who are looking to seek help from their hard or soft bound friends for their presenting issues would find these three titles very beneficial. These books have been selected on the basis of how powerful the content is and how helpful they have been to their readers gauged via the reviews they have received.     1. Improving Your Storytelling: Beyond the Basics for All Who Tell Stories In Work and Play” by Doug Lipman     This book covers the framework of the storytelling triangle that consists of the story, the teller and the listener. The idea is to create a relationship between these elements to…
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What Investors Want To Know About The Founder And The Company?

What Investors Want To Know About The Founder And The Company?

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Your investor could be a banker, VC’s or angels - but pitching an idea to either could be quite intimidating. If you need some input on what they want to know about you, you will have to put yourself in their shoes. Here are 5 of the most important things they are looking for.       1. Industry Experience and Background. Investors are looking for experience entrepreneurs who have already made and learnt from their mistakes. No one wants and slip-ups happening on their dime. Be ready to have your background and experience investigated. And make sure what you tell them about your past matches with what they have already found out. Don’t lie about things that would make you look stupid. No investor wants an untrustworthy entrepreneur.  …
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What is ‘Seed Capital’?

What is ‘Seed Capital’?

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  The initial capital used while starting a business is known as Seed Capital. It often comes from the founders’ personal assets, from relatives or friends, and is used to cover up initial operating expenses to attract venture capitalists. Seed funding is often obtained in exchange of equity stakes in the enterprise. It is often seen as a risk by banks and venture capital investors and many might wait until the business is more established before making any larger investments.   A Breakdown of 'Seed Capital'     The stages involved in financial startups is seed capital, venture capital, mezzanine funding and an initial public offering. Seed Capital is usually provided for market research, prototype production, product development, or any other early stage operations.   Factors that help determine how…
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The 6 TO-DOs Before You Approach An Investor

The 6 TO-DOs Before You Approach An Investor

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Any business need a steady flow of money to help it grow and expand. At some point, a company requires an external input of money to help it proceed to the next level. It doesn’t matter if you are seeking for a Million USD in venture capital or a few thousands from your contacts, you need to nail down a few basics before you present your case.     Here are 6 prerequisites before approaching investors for any amount of money.     1. Get your team together: An investor is always concerned about your ability to execute your plan. The facilitators to any execution is the people behind it. Investors need to know they can trust you and your team, and hence they need to know your capability to keep your…
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An Elevator Pitch For Dummies

An Elevator Pitch For Dummies

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  An elevator pitch, is as its name suggests, is a brief introduction with which you can share your expertise and credentials quickly and effectively with people who don't know you; which should be about as long as it would take for you to reach your floor in an elevator. Which is a really, really short duration of time. Blabbing on won’t do you any good because your potential investor will be gone before you get to the best part. You need a fool-proof pitch that gives the precise details in a ridiculously short span of time - in an appealing way.       So, that brings us to the HOW?   How do you approach making your very own elevator pitch.   Here’s how.   1. Be Brief.…
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