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HOW NOT TO BE BORING     Short Guide on How to Prepare the Perfect PitchEmi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
There are            3 things you need to work on:   1.CONTENT   2.PRESENTATION   3.SPEECHEmi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
1.CONTENT   Assume the audience is packed with idiots.   No, really. We have no idea what you’re talking about. Nor do we ...
1.CONTENT   Trust that we’re all actually pretty smart.   Most of the people in the room will be either entrepreneurs or  ...
1.CONTENT   Most importantly, tell a story.   Don’t use graphs (unless you’re using them to show traction).   Don’t talk a...
2.PRESENTATION   Assume I am bored. So is everybody else.   Seriously. We all have BlackBerries, iPads and all that so don...
2.PRESENTATION   Assume my eyes hurt. Or that I can’t read.   Let’s say you have 20 slides to present in 5 minutes. That’s...
2.PRESENTATION   I like photos. So does everybody else.   No other comments.Emi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
3.THE SPEECH   The secret of all great speakers:   Memorise the f**king speech. All of it. Word by   word, letter by lette...
3.THE SPEECH   Be an actor.   Know when you’re going to smile, raise your   eyebrow or do the funky chicken dance. Look   ...
3.THE SPEECH   Right before the presentation: exercise.   No, I’m serious. Do push ups, run for 5 minutes and   stretch yo...
3.THE SPEECH   Finish in STYLE.   Be funny, charming or interesting. Tell a joke.   Entertain your audience. Once you’re s...
4.THE CLOSING [bonus]   Smile.   Thank your audience for their attention and get off   stage. Take your time, don’t rush o...
THANK YOU     FOR YOUR ATTENTIONEmi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
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Short Guide on How to Prepare the Perfect Pitch

HOW NOT TO BE BORING

  1. 1. HOW NOT TO BE BORING Short Guide on How to Prepare the Perfect PitchEmi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
  2. 2. There are 3 things you need to work on: 1.CONTENT 2.PRESENTATION 3.SPEECHEmi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
  3. 3. 1.CONTENT Assume the audience is packed with idiots. No, really. We have no idea what you’re talking about. Nor do we know anything about the market, product or competitors. And the worst part - we don’t give a f**k either (unless you make us). Solution: MAKE. IT. SIMPLE. You should tell us EVERYTHING about your company in the first 8 seconds. Like, literally 8 seconds. Example: Stream all the music in the world, for £9,99 / monthEmi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
  4. 4. 1.CONTENT Trust that we’re all actually pretty smart. Most of the people in the room will be either entrepreneurs or investors. Which means chances are we’re all pretty smart and experienced. Well, most of us anyway. Solution: Be smart. Don’t patronise. Don’t be arrogant. Show facts & numbers. Use “we’ve done this and that” instead of “we will do this and that”. Talk about the 3Ts: Team, Technology & Traction. Example: This is my 3rd company, we’re adding 20,000 users / day and Sean Parker answers my emails.Emi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
  5. 5. 1.CONTENT Most importantly, tell a story. Don’t use graphs (unless you’re using them to show traction). Don’t talk about the market size and how you’re going to grab 5% and build a billion dollar business. Truth be told: it’s not gonna happen anyway. Solution: Numbers aren’t cool. You know what’s cool? Telling a story by using numbers. Example: Every day, 250 million people connect with their friends and family by using our tool.Emi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
  6. 6. 2.PRESENTATION Assume I am bored. So is everybody else. Seriously. We all have BlackBerries, iPads and all that so don’t assume we’re going to pay ANY attention to you. Unless you make us. Solution: Entertain us. Tell a joke. Dress up. Show us a trick. Engage. Be unconventional. Scream. Make fun of Philipp. Example: A million dollars isn’t cool.You know what’s cool? A billion dollars.Emi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
  7. 7. 2.PRESENTATION Assume my eyes hurt. Or that I can’t read. Let’s say you have 20 slides to present in 5 minutes. That’s 30 seconds per slide. How much information do you think people can process in 30 seconds? I’ll tell you: NOT MUCH. Solution: One sentence or idea per slide. Min 35px font size. Repeat the idea verbally as often as possible. Example: I have a dream. I have a dream. I have a dream. I have a dream.Emi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
  8. 8. 2.PRESENTATION I like photos. So does everybody else. No other comments.Emi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
  9. 9. 3.THE SPEECH The secret of all great speakers: Memorise the f**king speech. All of it. Word by word, letter by letter.Emi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
  10. 10. 3.THE SPEECH Be an actor. Know when you’re going to smile, raise your eyebrow or do the funky chicken dance. Look people in the eye. Smile. And do all this in the mirror until you get it right.Emi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
  11. 11. 3.THE SPEECH Right before the presentation: exercise. No, I’m serious. Do push ups, run for 5 minutes and stretch your legs & arms. This way, when you’re up there on stage, you won’t move like a funky crazy chicken. Unless you want to.Emi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
  12. 12. 3.THE SPEECH Finish in STYLE. Be funny, charming or interesting. Tell a joke. Entertain your audience. Once you’re sure they’re paying attention, tell your 8 second speech again.Emi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
  13. 13. 4.THE CLOSING [bonus] Smile. Thank your audience for their attention and get off stage. Take your time, don’t rush out.Emi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal
  14. 14. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTIONEmi Gal | www.emigal.com | @emigal

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