Presentation Tips by Rodinhood!
[includes example slides after each tip!]
Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal
Founder – 2win group &
How this PPT works
• The TIP comes first as a slide. It is in
this blue color and is in Italics
• A real example comes after the tip slide.
Its in Black and not in Italics.
• If you get confused, go back & forth
between the 2 slides of colors and you
will get the point being made!
Q: What makes me worthy of this PPT?
A: Over the past 15 years, I’ve presented over
100+ times. This includes Harvard University,
B-Schools like IIM, ISB, SP Jain; Fortune 500
Companies, ad:tech, TEDx, TechCrunch, etc.
Audiences everywhere have appreciated my
presentations and that gives me the confidence
to put this together for you!
Tip 2 : If possible, present
I am not an MBA
I am not an Engineer
I am not a CA
I am not an LLB
I am not a PHD
I am not
I am an Entrepreneur
Tip 3 : If you are sharing a
Company’s success story,
support the same by a
“Profile completion %” is the
simplest game invented, to
make you add
details to your profile…
Just to help Linkedin make lots
of extraaaaaaaaa money…
By targeting your extraaaaaaaa
completed profile to advertisers….
Tip 13: Use simple business
logic and examples to
SIMPLIFY a difficult topic:
How advertising works (follow the lines)
A candy bar
sells for US$1
Online ads =
Online ads = 3
1.5 cents of a
1$ Candy Bar
How in-app sales work!
I create a
Errr – A candy
Game is deep
& long but free
requires you to
DIE or BUY
So, we all BUY
Candy” = 0.99
gives me 70%!
I get 70 cents
from MY OWN
Tip 14: Make fun of yourself on
stage! It works!!
Tip 19: If your presentation is
technical or domain specific,
clarify WHO it is meant for and
also some disclosures
Who is this meant for?
• Entrepreneurs who need guidance on ESOP ideas and
policy for their Company.
• Employees who need to understand what ESOPs are,
and how they work.
• People elsewhere in the business ecosystem, who may
have questions on ESOPs and its core principles.
• Anyone interested in learning about a very interesting
and valuable capital idea that has been responsible for
creating massive wealth for employees and employers!
• The principles and guidelines spoken about in this
presentation are used and adopted strictly for the 2win
group of companies that I operate/have invested in.
• There are various alternative interpretations of ESOP
best practices that other companies and employers may
• This document should serve as a guideline and
reference - not as a rule book!
Tip 20: People believe REAL
STORIES. Provide a few to
Tip 21: Summarize a
presentation if you have shared
lots of lessons and insights
• Think of Virality as
communication, and organic
marketing, but not as
• Let people talk. Good, Bad or
Ugly. Just let them talk.
• Snoop into the conversation
ONLY when required. Don’t
mess with the mess.
• Erect viral triggers, but subtly.
Tip 22: To extend your
conversation with your
audience, ask them to do
something and revert to you!
What would you DO in this case, how and
Mail me – email@example.com
Tip 23: In a business pitch,
ASK directly for what you want
so that the discussion can then
pivot from there
Tip 23: To provoke your
audience, present them a
‘checklist’ – this will get them
thinking and call you back!
• Have you:
– Been an influencer on Quora?
– Presented at ad:tech, demo, pluggd.in, IITs, IIMs?
– Written for leading publications?
– Trended on Twitter?
– Activated Pinterest?
– Conducted “Hangouts”?
– Been “Slideshared”?
Tip 24: If you are pitching a
service, DETAIL what you can
What we can do for you
• Be smart about your PR and help with the
• Create content, curate and host events
• Influence digiterati and generate industry
• One stop shop for making sure you develop a
• I always use Arial and either a white or
black template so that there is no
distortion on large screens/SlideShare,
• MS PPT is the best option for me. Prezi is
too complicated and distorts on screen.
Keynote is cool but it gets messed up
when moving between Mac and PC.
• SPEND HOURS ANIMATING each slide of your
PPT and getting the impact of each point across.
• Try and create impact using 8-10 slides max.
• ALWAYS TEST RUN your PPT when presenting at
events. Check screen resolutions, edges that may
cut your slides, etc.
• I avoid sound files. The volume is always an issue
and getting audio connections is always a
• To improve your PPTs, keep checking the Top
Presentations on SlideShare every week!
‘How to present’ tips
• If possible, mike-up, carry a remote control
AND MOVE ACROSS THE FLOOR. Don’t
get stuck like a statue whose feet are
glued to the ground.
• SPEAK LESS. Let the pictures and the
• Be spontaneous. If the audience is cold
ask them if they need sweaters…