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  • Presentation Lessons for Entrepreneurs Pt. 1

    The views are both prosaic and esoteric, yet effective. They help you determine what’s necessary to deliver a great message and influence whatever stakeholders you are trying to convince.

    I was pointed to an interesting, yet very good and powerful presentation slideshow by, Presentation Lessons for Entrepreneurs, by Jan Schultink, who is very good at looking at both the big picture, and those things granular, when presenting by PowerPoint. His views are both prosaic and esoteric, yet effective and they really help you distill down to what’s necessary not only to deliver a great message, but to influence whatever stakeholders you are trying to convince in your direction. This is what Schultink thinks:

    1. Anyone can design PowerPoint – it does need to be fancy – just effective.
    2. Get to the point in less than 20 minutes
    3. Think content – you really are clear about your offering, if you can explain it – get to the priorities.
    4. Think about the elements of a good presentation – only have in what’s absolutely necessary.
    5. The Curse of Knowledge: don’t let what you know overrule your discipline for keeping it brief and to he point. Sometimes offering too much, is worse than offering too little.
    6. Find a “rhythm” to your presentation – what is the trajectory and narrative?

    Will see you soon for part 2.

    Good luck.

    Calvin Wilson
    Founder and CEO
    Upstart: Business and Management for 20-40 Year Old Professionals

    Filed Under: Startup/Entrepreneur


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