Common Mistakes People Make During Pitches

Common Mistakes People Make During Pitches

Learning Nikita Fernandes
If you are going from investor to investor and are being rejected every single time, either your idea is not substantial enough- but more often than not, you are making mistakes that can easily be rectified and help you get the investment required to start your company off.     1. Not Doing Adequate Research It is very important to know who you are pitching your idea to as you need to see where their interests lie and what would hit the right notes.   2. Not Selling Your Team Every Investor wants proof that your company will be able to pull off what you claim in your pitch. Not telling them about the potential of every individual in your team will make them wonder if you are worth the…
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How to Prepare Yourself For a Pitch?

How to Prepare Yourself For a Pitch?

Tips Nikita Fernandes
The prospect of delivering a pitch can be very unnerving and can give you bouts of anxiety and restlessness. You could spend sleepless nights pacing around your hall, wondering if your preparation is good enough. Boost your confidence with these tips to cast an impression on your investors and crack that deal!     Know your audience Do some research on the people you are going to present to. Get a brief idea about their background and interests. This will help you analyse the amount of explanation you will require to prepare. Too much explanation might bore them while too little would leave them confused. It would also help you make references that they can relate to, thus, helping you explain your point in a way they would understand.  …
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Tips to Improve your Pitch Deck

Tips to Improve your Pitch Deck

Tips Nikita Fernandes
A pitch deck should be a short and concise summary of your idea, your business plan, your company and contact details. It should hold all the information you would want your audience to know, without making them reach for their watches or zone out every now and then.   How you portray yourself is very important if you want the investor to take interest in you and your product. Your pitch deck will give them a glimpse into your potential.   Following these tips will help ensure that your audience is engaged and that your message is conveyed.   1. Less is more: Try to keep your written content to the point. It is very important to have short and crisp sentences as your audience will lose their attention with text-heavy…
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What is a Pitch Deck?

What is a Pitch Deck?

Learning Nikita Fernandes
A pitch deck is a brief presentation of around 8-15 slides, usually created using Power Point or Keynote. However, nowadays, a lot of people have started using professional designing softwares like Photoshop and Illustrator to create a better impact. It is an introduction and overview of your business plan and is used to convince your audience during face-to-face or online meetings with potential investors, co-founders, bosses, partners or clients. The design of a pitch deck is need-specific, for example, a startup investor pitch deck would be different from a corporate pitch deck.     Who needs a Pitch Deck?   Why do you need a Pitch Deck? A short, crisp presentation with all the key elements of your business idea is the sure shot way to make an impression on…
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