By Amy Kwan
StartupMonthly had a great Demo Day on Thursday, June 21! Teams presented their pitches and received feedback from 12 mentors and investors. When you only have 5 minutes to capture your audience’s attention, to make an impression, and communicate your business plan - you need to make sure your pitch is spot on. There are plenty of tips out there on how to give a great pitch…here are some of our favorites:
1) Be Concise and Clear
No one wants to hear you ramble on forever about how you tested your code. You should be able to tell your story in less than 1 minute.
2) Tell a Story
The most memorable presentations usually tell a story. They evoke an emotion and make a lasting impression on your audience.
3) Use Plain English
Formulate your pitch so that your audience can understand you. Speaking in software/code jargon isn’t going to go over well with everyone.
4) Practice, Practice, Practice!
As the saying goes, “practice makes perfect.” To avoid letting your nerves get the better of you, practice!
5) Why is your idea better than everyone else’s?
This is your discriminator…your “secret sauce.” Tell the audience why they should care about your idea.
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