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Telling Your Story September 1, 2009 Lance Weatherby
Agenda Investor Toolkit Presentation Deep Dive Top Tips
Forget all that
Don’t send slides
Three things
1. Be prepared
2. Create a story
3.  It’s all about you
Four words
Internet access service
Enterprise email security
Technology startup accelerator
Blog topic suggestions
Payments via Twitter
Four words
One page
12 slides
Appendix
Spreadsheet required
10 - 20 - 30   10 - 20 - 30     10 - 20 - 30     10 - 20 - 30     10 - 20 - 30     10 - 20 - 30     10 - 20 - 30
And remember
Don’t send slides
And don’t send a 50 page business plan
2. You need a story
What’s a story?
 
Sequence of events
Objectives
Obstacles
Characters
3.  It’s all about you
To be a great champion, you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are. Muhammad Ali
It’s not what you say,  it’s how you make people feel
Do your homework
Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically and people will like it more. Chris Martin
Yes they can!
1. Be prepared
2. Create a story
3.  It’s all about you
Lance Weatherby Startup Catalyst [email_address] slideshare.net/lanceweatherby
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Pitching Best Practices; Telling Your Story

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Presentation to CapVenture on September 1, 2009 covering the topic of pitching best practices for startups looking to raise their first round in institutional funding.

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    1. 1. Telling Your Story September 1, 2009 Lance Weatherby
    2. 2. Agenda Investor Toolkit Presentation Deep Dive Top Tips
    3. 3. Forget all that
    4. 4. Don’t send slides
    5. 5. Three things
    6. 6. 1. Be prepared
    7. 7. 2. Create a story
    8. 8. 3. It’s all about you
    9. 9. Four words
    10. 10. Internet access service
    11. 11. Enterprise email security
    12. 12. Technology startup accelerator
    13. 13. Blog topic suggestions
    14. 14. Payments via Twitter
    15. 15. Four words
    16. 16. One page
    17. 17. 12 slides
    18. 18. Appendix
    19. 19. Spreadsheet required
    20. 20. 10 - 20 - 30 10 - 20 - 30 10 - 20 - 30 10 - 20 - 30 10 - 20 - 30 10 - 20 - 30 10 - 20 - 30
    21. 21. And remember
    22. 22. Don’t send slides
    23. 23. And don’t send a 50 page business plan
    24. 24. 2. You need a story
    25. 25. What’s a story?
    26. 27. Sequence of events
    27. 28. Objectives
    28. 29. Obstacles
    29. 30. Characters
    30. 31. 3. It’s all about you
    31. 32. To be a great champion, you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are. Muhammad Ali
    32. 33. It’s not what you say, it’s how you make people feel
    33. 34. Do your homework
    34. 35. Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically and people will like it more. Chris Martin
    35. 36. Yes they can!
    36. 37. 1. Be prepared
    37. 38. 2. Create a story
    38. 39. 3. It’s all about you
    39. 40. Lance Weatherby Startup Catalyst [email_address] slideshare.net/lanceweatherby
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