goal of submitting your business plan to investors is for you to be
invited in for a meeting. This meeting will typically begin with a
PowerPoint presentation of your plan. Ask the investor how long a
presentation they would like and about any aspects of the plan that
they would like you to focus on. It is important that your presentation
be succinct and compelling. This meeting will determine the extent
of their interest in your business opportunity and whether they are
interested enough to begin conducting due diligence research about
the opportunity and you.
service is intended to coach you through the development and delivery
of your presentation. It will begin with you preparing a draft set
of PowerPoint slides with the help of our preparation guide, that
you will then submit for review along with a copy of your business
plan. Your presentation is based on your business plan. You will receive
a written critique of your slides including suggestions for strengthening
them followed by a one-hour telephone debriefing conversation to discuss
and elaborate on our comments.
Following this conversation, you will prepare and submit a revised
set of slides. You will also be asked to submit an audio and if possible
a video recording of your presentation of the slides, which will also
be critiqued. A good presentation is much more than a set of compelling
PowerPoint slides. The slides are the starting point of your presentation,
highlighting the most important information, and are intended to keep
you from wandering astray on tangents. They are not, however, intended
to or supposed to be your entire presentation. Your audience expects
you to tell them a compelling story and will want you to elaborate
on important points.
You will then receive a second written evaluation. This time the
evaluation will be of your presentation as a whole, including both
the slides and your presentation of them. It will be followed by
a second telephone debriefing. You will then be asked to prepare
and submit a revised audio/video presentation of your slides, which
will be reviewed, critiqued and discussed with you.