A very standard pitch format in Silicon Valley is a 7-8 minute pitch in which you need to convey 11 aspects of your business on at least 11 slides. Sharing that much information on one slide in less than 40 seconds per slide is daunting to say the least. We help you break down your story so that you can get the maximum impact and get your audience to say, “that’s interesting, I want to hear more.” Don’t forget – we love to make those key introductions – once you are ready.

Key things to do or document in Module 8 include the following:

  1. Remind yourself that the purpose of a pitch is not to impart every fact about your company, but rather to make the audience think “That’s interesting, I want to hear more…”
  2. Present 11 topics in 7 minutes by using a Storyboard Template to plan the slide content and talking script
  3. Introducing a personal story that gives audience engagement and context
  4. Introduce the right imagery and make it a pretty deck
  5. Get an outside designer, if needed
  6. Use the right font size
  7. Project yourself when presenting

As always, you can begin the next module here: https://siliconvalleyinyourpocket.com/my-account/. Good luck!

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Jeff Wallace & Kal Deutsch