This post looks at the Presentation aspect.
JMEC arranges a excellent workshop on presentation skills specifically with respective to business plan. Further as a mentor I advised team to take a serious look at Guy Kawasaki’s 10-20-30 rule of presenting business plan.
In general all following rules apply
- Very punchy, good start will ensure that judges will listen more attentively.
- Too much to read on slides or jazzy graphics, both is distracting .
- As a thumb rule less than 4 lines on a slide & less than 6 words in a line .
- Remember bullets kill and bullet points too ,know this “Death by Power-Point” ?
- It is good to prepare a list of potential questions with model answers – if possible with some backup slides.
From my experience ,sure tips to ensure satisfaction of Judges –
- Does plan address market potential ?
- Does plan establishes market need ? [ Do you understand the difference ?]
- What magic team is recommending to the client to address 1 and 2 ?
- And most importantly whether financial section supports this magic ?