These days, prospective investors have so many products to see, pitches to hear and business plans to ratify that if an entrepreneur does not mark their mark during their presentation pitch, they can lose their investment. Many pitches face the same problem – too much information, convoluted and uninteresting.

A pitch is always supposed to initiate a spark of curiosity to the listener – who is often the prospective investor or client. The pitch should therefore want the listener to go forward for a second meeting. The pitch should not cover every aspect of the startup, bludgeoning the audience with unnecessary information during the first pitch. Therefore, it is often suggested that the perfect number of slides in one’s presentation should not exceed ten. That allows the presentation to be crisp and makes the entrepreneur focus on the essentials about the product.

Guy Kawasaki says, “The more slides you need, the less compelling is your idea”

Here are the 10 slides your pitch presentation should ideally have:

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Don’t forget to end with a smile 🙂

Use these tips and make your next presentation pitch the best the investor has ever seen!

These rules have been adapted from Guy Kawasaki’s bestseller The Art of the Start 2.0

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