The 4 Must-Haves and Must-Nots for Pitch Deck Presentations
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Always set aside time to practice. We
recommend practicing your presentation
7-8 times before your pitch.
Get your brand recognized. Stick to the same
color scheme, font type and illustration style
for each slide.
Frame your pitch deck around a personal
story. Increase your credibility and make
an emotional connection with your audience.
Emphasize one idea per slide. Don’t
overload your slides - and your audience -
with too many details at once.
Too much text on a slide
takes away from your design
and is hard for your
audience to follow.
Practice your body movements, facial
expressions and hand gestures. Don’t be a
statue on stage.
The average attention span
for an audience is 10 minutes.
Avoid rambling or getting oﬀ topic.
Do your research on
Make sure your message
can solve what keeps
them up at night.