30. April 2018
Checklist – What Not to Forget Before, During and After a Presentation
For the past two months we've been writing about how to prepare a great presentation, how to do a mind-blowing elevator pitch and what to do on the Day D. In the following article, we summarize all our tips into a checklist. So, let’s hit it!
- I received feedback on my project.
- I prepared a detailed financial model and business plan, in which all the numbers match.
- I used relevant data and quoted up-to-date sources.
- I prepared a simple presentation with a maximum of 10 slides.
- I honed my 'Wow statement' in the elevator pitch.
- I already pitched to several people.
- I found out that the investor is interested in my industry.
- I sent all the necessary materials on time.
I come on time.
I'm adequately dressed (no tie, nor torn jeans).
I am concentrating on the investor and not on the slides behind me.
I speak simply. I'm not bogged down in details. From my presentation, it is clear what, why, and how I want to do it.
I spend enough time describing the product and team.
I adhere to the time limit.
I try to receive feedback with humility but also with self-confidence.
If I get an assignment, I'll deliver it as quickly as possible.
I respect deadlines.
I do follow-ups, but I do not spam anyone.
I take time to think and consider whether I am interested in this investor.