Startup Pitch Decks and the 10/20/30 Rule.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Startups
It's a good exercise for any startup to make a "pitch deck" where you tell a great story.
First, consider Guy Kawasaki's video of the 10/20/30 Rule:
Then, check out these resources:
It's also helpful to remember that the purpose of a pitch meeting is to get another meeting. But that's fodder for another Convo.
Feel free to suggest more startup pitch resources here...
Also, remember that you do NOT go through the deck when you meet the funder! Meet first, look them in the eye, and decide whether you want to send a deck afterwards.
I'd recommend not sending the deck ahead of the meeting. I'd meet, judge the fit and whether you trust the funder and go from there...
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-Garr Reynolds. It's all about Garr Reynolds. You have a post from him up there but his site is a great great resource: http://www.presentationzen.com/
-One of the greatest presentations ever. Hans Rosling: http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you_ve_ever_seen.html and you too can use the software he did to assemble this amazing piece: http://www.gapminder.org/
-Here are the best TED talks, ranked by users: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?hl=en&key=tWri7T3f4Ex6-uVU8i9-FFQ&hl=en#gid=0
I don't know if it can be considered a startup pitch resource, but can come in handy: I am very fond of the book Even a Geek can Speak. It boils down the details of giving great presentations. And it does. I also read Back of the Napkin, but I found it extremely shallow (although a person I respect a lot, Sacha Chua likes it)