The key to a great pitch is your ability to engage, educate and inspire your audience.It’s not about your slides or your past work for other clients.
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A Few Points For Pitch Prepping
I know it is easier to simply reuse old slide decks and regurgitate what you put in the proposal. But, that is not going to differentiate you. You have to assume that is what your competition is going to do and you don’t want to be like them, right?
So rather than get overwhelmed and lose focus, here are some thoughts on how to better prepare for your next presentation:
- Don’t try so hard. You don’t have to tell the whole story. In fact if you do, you are going to run out of time, rush through, bore your audience or maybe all three. Find the most interesting, creative, differentiating points and talk about them; embellish them; stretch them out. It will inspire you because it is the best part of your story and in return the audience will be engaged.
- Too many people rely on their slides. In fact they build their presentations around their slides rather than building their slides around their presentation. It’s the preparation of the slides that takes up the most time. So you know what? Get rid of them. Don’t use them. If you cannot get your point across without them then you should not be presenting in the first place.
- If you are going to use slides, then I suggest the following:
- Sketch them out on paper first;
- Then create a simple set of slides and practice your presentation;
- Then get your creative team to make them look pretty;
- Then edit and get rid of a third of your slides;
- Then practice again and again and again….