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As an entrepreneur, there are many types of presentations to prepare for ranging from one minute to 10 minutes. You need to be ready when pitching to investors or customers.

Suggested Readings

Founders School || Powerful Presentations || Presentation Categories || Impact Guide (PDF).

Wohlmuth, Ed. Overnight Guide to Public Speaking. New York: Signet, 1995.

Fraleigh, Douglas M. and Joseph S. Tuman. Speak up!: An Illustrated Guide to Public Speaking. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin, 2011.

Klaus, Peggy. Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It. New York, NY: Warner Books, Inc., 2003.

Gold, Nathan and Claudio Sennhauser. Giving Memorable Product Demos. Lulu.com, 2009.

David S. Rose: How to Pitch to a VC, TED 2007.

Questions for You

Imagine that your laptop would not start and you need to present. Present without any slides and see what happens to your ability to present!

Record yourself on video for five minutes and watch it immediately afterward. Are you showing enthusiasm?

How's the closing on your presentation? If you don't have a strong close, create one now!

Questions for Your Team

Imagine that your laptop would not start and you need to present. Present without any slides and see what happens to your ability to present!

Record yourself on video for five minutes and watch it immediately afterwards. Are you showing enthusiasm?

How's the closing on your presentation? If you don't have a strong close, create one now!

Tools and Exercises

Guidelines for pitch deck: How to Pitch to a VC by David S. Rose (TED 2007) discusses these slides in detail.

Guidelines for a Two Minute Pitch (PDF).

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