Three sides of table: Journalist, communications consultant & Interviewee. Involved in 100s of presentations.
1. Greatest tech presenter ever. 2When I 1 st saw Steve 3. Don’t try 2B him 4. Present the best of you
1. Bill Joy & Bill Gates. 2. 10,000 hours of practice. 2 DEMO & TechCrunch winners, 4. Sloppy Prezo=sloppy company
1. Begin w/Longest & Strongest 2Inverted pyramid structure. 3Trickle down & Trail off
A good presentation should be high level. Your objective is to get audience to say “tell me more.” Leave details for Q&A. Let listener guide the Direction
If we don’t like your product, the rest doesn’t matter. Give a Demo that takes their breath away, Give it early.
1. “ Corpspeak. 2.Memorization 3Try & fail. Try again. 4. Credibility is like virginity 5.Talk like you talk
If we have to work to understand what you are saying… we won’t. We’ll check email instead.
Customize message: Investors: “we’ll all be rich” 2. Journos: “great story, just for you. 3.Recruits: Great culture, team, career opp 4. Industry unique, powerful position 5. Technologists: You are Gods
1. After product comes people. 2. Best VC’s look at team. 3. Team players have different positions. 4. Recruit to team,
1. You’re a start up. You don’t have time to mess around. 2. How do you overcome constraints of time & money?
Justin Kitsch: “Building to last 100 years. Let me tell you about the next quarter.”
If you don’t aspire to change some part of the world, you’ll probably not change much of anytheng else.
1.PPT vs Story-Telling 2. Robert Carr. 3. Noland Bushnell 4. Munjal Shah “ Riya ” 5Story-telling in our DNA.
Present in first person present. Show you Don’t be a corporate we. I would rather meet a person than an enterprise.
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Giving Great Presentations - By Shel Israel at NASSCOM Product Conclave