Avoid Death By PowerPoint – Create Slides That Don’t Suck

InfoChachkie

As a venture capitalist, I am asked to provide feedback on a fair number of PowerPoint and Keynote slide decks. 9 Steps To Better Slides. Presentation slides serve two primary purposes. One is to support a live presentation in which each slide is annotated verbally.

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Cash-Strapped Snap Sees Stock Price Slide Following Analyst Report

L.A. Business Journal

The stock price for Snap Inc. hit a new low — falling 6.4 percent to $7 a share – after a report described the Santa Monica social media company as “quickly running out of money

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Katalyst Teams With Slide On KatalystHQ Distribution

socalTECH

Hollywood-based Katalyst Media , the online content production firm headed by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, said Tuesday that the firm has inked a partnership with social media firm Slide to publish the firm's original web series through its widgets. According to the firms, Slide will be the exclusive distributor of a season of KatalystHQ, which is focused on "life at corporate headquarters of Katalyst Media." Tags: katalyst ashton content slide kutcher media

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Sophiris, Stock Sliding After Cancer Drug Data, Still Plans Phase 3

Xconomy

Sophiris Bio said Monday that 10 patients who were administered its experimental prostate cancer drug a second time didn’t see any additional benefit. The news sent the San Diego, CA-based biotech’s stock plunging 40 percent.

Look Out, Investors: Cryptocurrency Values Slide As Warnings Take Off

Xconomy

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have seen dramatic but volatile price surges during the past year. But this month their billions in estimated market value are eroding , amid widening suspicions against one trading platform, a half-billion-dollar heist from another exchange, and an awakened global regulatory community.

It’s A Tablet! It’s A PC! No! It’s The Samsung Sliding Tablet PC 7 Series

Tech Zulu Event

Samsung announced the launch of its first sliding tablet PC with Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and powered by the upcoming Intel Atom processor platform, currently code-named “Oak Trail,” the PC 7 Series. News Retail & Consumers Science & Technology Video CES CES 2011 Microsoft PC Samsung Samsung 7 series Samsung Sliding PC Tablet tablet Windows 7We first caught a glimpse of this beauty at the Microsoft Keynote the opening night of CES.

Katalyst Media Ties With Ustream, Sets Season Finale

socalTECH

Separately, Katalyst and Slide said that it will release the season finale for the firm's online series KatalystHQ on Slide's FunSpace site Wednesday. Slide has been the exclusive distributor of the KatalystHQ series on its FunSpace site, since February. Tags: katalyst media ashton kutcher ustream iphone slide katalysthq content video

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Get your pitch applications in for the Boulder Micro-Meetup

TechCrunch LA

No slides, no props, no costumes (Ok, maybe costumes.) A reminder that I’ll be holding a micro-meetup at Boomtown on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm. You’ll have 2 minutes to pitch in front of two local judges and then 2 minutes of questions.

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See you tonight at the Boulder Micro-Meetup

TechCrunch LA

No slides, no props, no costumes (Ok, maybe costumes.) A reminder that I’ll be holding a micro-meetup at Boomtown on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado tonight at 7pm. You’ll have two minutes to pitch in front of two local judges and then two minutes of questions.

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Tinder Acquires Snapchat-Like App Wheel

L.A. Business Journal

Tinder announced on Thursday that it had acquired Wheel, a video-and-picture slide show app developer, for an undisclosed amount

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One Simple Way to Eliminate Distractions in a Board Meeting

Both Sides of the Table

If you present slide after slide and if this becomes a download of too much information and not enough of a discussion then people’s attention spans wane.

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Pitch Genius Workshop

SoCal Tech Calendar

Through a slide-by-slide explanation of the investor deck, you will learn what turns investors on, what turns them off, and what investors absolutely abhor when founders are pitching them. Saturday, August 11, 2018 -- Pitch Genius Workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to educate idea-to-early stage startups about investors, fundraising, and how to make a successful pitch. We're going deep into the investors' mind to understand how they analyze startups for investment.

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What Should You Send a VC Before Your Meeting?

Both Sides of the Table

If you have another 15–20 super detailed slides they should either be in an appendix after you get through the main presentation or in a separate deck that you may or may not get out. If the investor spends all of his or her time staring at slides you’ve lost.

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Here’s how NOT to define your competition

Berkonomics

An entrepreneur pitches using a deck with no slide for competition. If you are raising funds, list “do nothing” as a viable competitor in your slide deck. We investors see this all the time. When asked (as we always do,) the response is “This is new. We have no competition.”. Niet!

How to Make the Right Business Decisions

Jason Nazar

See the full presentation & slides below How do we make the right business decisions? There are 4 factors to consider whenever we have opportunity cost. Potential Upside 2.) Likelihood of Success 3.) Effort Involved 4.) Strategic Value.

How To Give A Horrendous Investor Pitch

InfoChachkie

If you are forced to display financial data, ensure that the slides are unintelligible. An effective method to incite Death By PowerPoint is to deploy an extraordinary number of slides. A minimum of 20 to 30 slides per minute is a reasonable rule of thumb.

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Even a taste of ownership motivates employees.

Berkonomics

Each month, at the monthly company lunch for all, I’d greet everyone with “Hello shareholders”, and proceed to show the assembled throng slides of high level financial statements, pointing out progress against plan. Close.

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Everything about Java 8

TechEmpower

There's more detail about this class and its performance in a set of slides put together by Heinz Kabutz (starting about half-way through the set of slides): "Phaser and StampedLock Presentation". The following post is a comprehensive summary of the developer-facing changes coming in Java 8. This next iteration of the JDK is currently scheduled for general availability in September 2013. At the time of this writing, Java 8 development is still very much in progress.

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When in Doubt, Leave it Out (Why Less is More)

Both Sides of the Table

My recommendation is to have an 8-12 slide decks with only the most critical factors of your business. The great thing about the VC pitch deck is that you can have 30 slides. Each slide should be minimalist, more graphics and less text. Too many people have 15-20 slides.

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Pitch Genius Workshops: Learn What Investors Want

SoCal Tech Calendar

Through a slide-by-slide explanation of an investor pitch deck, learn what turns investors on, what turns them off, and what investors absolutely abhor when founders are pitching them. Saturday, April 14, 2018 -- Pitch Genius Workshops: Learn What Investors Want. The purpose of this workshop is to educate you about investors, fundraising, and how to make a successful pitch. We're going deep into the investors mind to really understand how they analyze startups for investment.

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How To Give A Horrendous Investor Pitch

InfoChachkie

If you are forced to display financial data, ensure that the slides are unintelligible. An effective method to incite Death By PowerPoint is to deploy an extraordinary number of slides. A minimum of 20 to 30 slides per minute is a reasonable rule of thumb.

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How to Prepare for a Board Meeting to Make Sure you Crush It

Both Sides of the Table

The deck itself was produced by a committee of functional team lead who were asked to do 5–7 slides each for an update. Each section head reads his / her 5–7 slides. If you put up 5 slides on “what should we order for lunch today” the board will spend 30 minutes debating that.

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Data Scientist Team Share Lessons Learned From Competition

Tech.Co

Put it in the slides: At the 2016 event, Liu & Huang overlooked the need to include some of their key findings in their slide deck. When you’re in a competition and on the spot, answering questions to industry experts can be a nerve-wrecking process.

Don’t over-estimate the knowledge of your audience.

Berkonomics

Immediately, I can tell how to orient the explanations behind my pre-cast slides, based upon the response.

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A Deep Dive into What Has Really Changed in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Here are some simple slides that outline the point: a. I’ve heard a lot of people question whether there is too much money in venture capital chasing too few great deals. “We’re We’re in a new tech bubble!” some have pronounced. Valuations are out of control” is the mantra of others.

What We Must Learn from Asia

Both Sides of the Table

slide 29). 70% of Korean population has Internet speeds > 5mbps (and avg = 15 mbps) – don’t bet that the Koreans won’t innovate on online content (slide 30). Larger online game market ($1 billion) than Japan despite 1/3 population and 1/2 GDP per capital (slide 99). 20% in the US) (slide 30), More than 50% have mobile TV & NFC chipsets (slide 87). Mobile ARPU = a staggering $110 / month for content and commerce alone (slide 88).

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Angel / VC Funding in A Frothy Market

Both Sides of the Table

I think you can get the gist of it from my presentation although some slides don’t quite tell the full story. I had the privilege of keynoting at the Founder Showcase tonight in San Francisco. Adeo asked me to speak about fund raising. I generally don’t like to speak about fund raising in a frothy market. If you’re bullish you seem like a Cramer-esque cheerleader and if you’re bearish you sound like a party pooper. But Adeo asked so I obliged.

How to Present and Answer Questions in a Team Presentation or VC Pitch

Both Sides of the Table

Assign out slides: The best way to involve your team members is to assign out slides they will own. But I find when you don’t assign slides that each person owns often the quiet team members get silenced. I sit through a lot of presentations.

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Should All of Management Attend Board Meetings?

Both Sides of the Table

when every executive function attends a meeting and when each person has prepared “just” 5–10 slides the entire meetings becomes more of an update meeting and less of a strategic debate about the most critical issues affecting the company.

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Here Are the Details About Upfront Ventures’ Newest EIR – @Chamillionaire

Both Sides of the Table

Chamillionaire has a way more refined sense of what customer behavior is like than most ivy league graduates with nice Powerpoint slides that I meet. Five-and-a-half years ago I first met Chamillionaire at a tech conference in LA.

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Quick Practical, Tactical Tips for Presentations

Both Sides of the Table

It’s any meeting where you are in a small room and are being called on to present on some form of overhead slides. The worst behaved will literally never be on the slide you’re presenting. In slides, less is almost always more.

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How to Nail a Group Presentation

Both Sides of the Table

In any speech I do that is information rich I often have a summary slide at the end with the key points I want them to remember. If you really get nervous and are afraid you’ll forget your lines have one 3X5 cue card in your hands for each slide.

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How to Improve Your Odds of Getting to Yes with a VC — “Land and Expand”

Both Sides of the Table

If the questions aren’t organically flowing you have “pocket slides” after the main deck you can pull out to share more information or analysis. If you’ve read any of my ongoing series on fund raising from venture capitalist (episode 1?— ?controlling

How to Handle a VC Presentation with No Deck

Both Sides of the Table

I believe in this so much that, despite my post advising you to be prepared for the *norm* in VC, I wrote a post about a company that came in for a presentation and never even got the slides out or presented a demo. I get too bored with abstract slides.

Talking to a VC About Your Competitors

Both Sides of the Table

The “competition slide&# of your investment deck is such a great opportunity to talk about how you’re positioned (premium product vs. economical product? Here’s some thoughts on the competition slide and also how to talk about it: Competition. Competition.

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