Slides a venture capitalist would like

When I go to a meeting everyone seems to like presenting a lot of PowerPoints. Guy Kawasaki, a venture capitalist, has the same thought.

He says that PowerPoint presentation should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points. He calls it the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint.

In Kawasaki´s post he gives an example what ten slides a ventures capitalist would like to see:
The ten topics that a venture capitalist cares about are:

1. Problem
2. Your solution
3. Business model
4. Underlying magisterial
5. Marketing and sales
6. Competition
7. Team
8. Projections and milestones
9. Status and timeline
10. Summary and call to action

Tom Peters, the management guru, thinks about slides that every slide should be different in style. That´s the only way to get attention, he says. Go to his blog and download one of Peter´s presentations and see for yourself. And I think he is right. If every slide looks so similar to each other we almost fall asleep after the third slide!

Maybe the best is to mix the two ideas; the 10/20/30 Rule with different colour in background and text on every slide.

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