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  As a business owner, you will constantly need to make business presentations. Not only are you making yourself known to your prospects to patronize you, there are partners and investors you will have to pitch to. Making a great slide deck presentation will go a long way in authenticating your business and setting you up for the kind of future your business will have. 
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A slide deck presentation is more than just a pitch. While a sales pitch can be done anywhere, even on an elevator, a slide deck is more prepared for, as it will be in form of a full-blown presentation.  Slidebean describes a slide deck presentation as a well-thought-out presentation that helps you communicate and sell your ideas to investors. These are people that will be in a position to fund whatever business idea you have, as long as it is well communicated, and is convincing. This is why you need to master the art of creating good slide deck presentations. In this article, I outline some tips on how to make better slide deck presentations. Let’s go.
  • Figure out your story

Every brand has a unique story. That is the reason behind the foundation of the brand. The story is why the brand idea was even conceived in the first place and what solutions or values it will render to the public. To start a good deck presentation, you should have a well-crafted story that can sell your brand to any investor.
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Use the art of storytelling to capture their interests and make them eventually dip their hands in their pockets to drop some funds. 
  • Pay attention to your visual identity

The overall design of your presentation should reflect your brand. Also ensure you achieve consistency with the fonts, sizes and colors. Choose a simple and yet unique template across your entire slides. Your visual identity should be exactly what is obtainable in your brand book. And if you do not have one, you should consider working on that before you even start projecting your brand to investors or anyone else that cares to listen to whatever you want to say. You need to be identified with neatness, uniqueness and class. Don’t jeopardize this. 
  • Do less words

It is not advisable to have the entire story of your brand or everything you’d say on your slides. That will be too wordy. Use as less words as possible. Just write the necessary things. Keep it short, and explain more when making your pitch.
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An alternative to many words will be to use images and videos where possible. Use graphic images to describe what you are saying. When speaking on a particular concept, do more of showing than telling. For instance, when talking about your financial projections, just list numbers, use images to reflect what you are saying. It makes your content more digestible.
  • Be convincing

The best way to get your potential investors to invest is to talk about the value your business brings. Inasmuch as they are seeking the financial outcomes of their investment, they want to be sure that your business is not just another name on the business block. This is because, the more value you bring, the more money you make in the long haul, and the more dividend they take at the end of the day. Featured Image Source: Education Boon
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This article was first published on 24th October 2022

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Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.


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