How to Nail a Group Presentation

Both Sides of the Table

Most people suck at presenting to big groups. It’s a shame because the ability to nail these presentations at key conferences can be once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to influence journalists, business partners, potential employees, customers and VCs. So I thought I’d write a piece on how not to suck when you give a presentation. – No great presentation can be delivered like a conversation. Tell a story – Every great presentation tells a story.

Christmas Presents

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I remember when I was a kid and my parents would put presents under a tree and for weeks we would wait excitedly for the moment when we would get to open them. Our family did the Christmas present thing for a while when our kids were young, but the tradition stopped when we started doing big family trips over the year-end holidays when our kids got old enough to do two-week trips halfway around the world. The best presents are the intangible things that make us who we are.

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500’s Past & Present: Betting on International Startups

500

The post 500’s Past & Present: Betting on International Startups appeared first on 500 Startups. In 2010, 500 Startups started as a new kind of venture capital firm in Silicon Valley with a contrarian belief that talent can come from anywhere in the world. Back then, very few venture capital firms in the valley were focused on much outside of our collection of cities within the San Francisco Bay area. ”If

Quick Practical, Tactical Tips for Presentations

Both Sides of the Table

Today’s post is a subtle one about positioning yourself in a presentation. It’s any meeting where you are in a small room and are being called on to present on some form of overhead slides. Sit closest to the projector – Many times a week I have entrepreneurs who do presentations for me and often I’m with some or all of my colleagues. From witnessing all of these presentations I can tell you that there is a right place and a wrong place to sit.

How to Run Better Presentations & Improve Results

Both Sides of the Table

I sit through a lot of presentations. Understand Personality Types – One of the benefits of working for a big company (Accenture) was that we had lots of speakers come in and train us in topics like leadership, creativity, presentations, strategy, etc. The idea is that in a meeting you need to quickly suss out what type of individual you are presenting to. This is really important as extroverts like to have the answers presented to them up front.

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5 Tips on How to Create Next Level Virtual Presentations

Smart Hustle Magazine

One of the least expensive, most effective marketing tools available, is an engaging, persuasive presentation. Delivering kickass virtual presentations can win new clients, impress investors, galvanize a team and catapult your career. Record yourself before any important presentation.

How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

Both Sides of the Table

Most people suck at presenting to big groups. It’s a shame because the ability to nail these presentations at key conferences can be once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to influence journalists, business partners, potential employees, customers and VCs. But their presentations were not well prepared, not well delivered and lacking in a compelling story that captured the imagination of the audience (or me). Tell a story – Every great presentation tells a story.

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Presenting Startup Summit?—?first 500 people join us for free

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Presenting Startup Summit?—?first Presenting Startup Summit?—?first first 500 people join us for free Hello hello! Here at EH, the team is thrilled to announce our first of many monthly live online events?—? Startup Summit ?—?taking taking place April 8th from12 PM to 2 PM EST. As a massive thank you for supporting our publication, the first 500 registrants attend for free. Sign up and join entrepreneurs from across the world.

The Past, Present, And Future Of Women Entrepreneurship

Feedough

Such a shift did not come easily, and for it to happen, women had to go out of their ways and present a side of them that was previously unknown to the world. How does their present look? The Present. The present does indeed seem a lot kinder to women than the past.

How to ace the 1-hour, and ever-elusive, pitch presentation at TC Early Stage

TechCrunch

Lisa Wu, a partner at Norwest with investments like Calm, Plaid, Opendoor and Grove Collaborative, has a message for founders: Think like a VC during your pitch presentation.

Managing Your Startup Board?—?A Short Presentation

Both Sides of the Table

A Short Presentation I was invited to do a keynote presentation at the Khosla Ventures CEO Summit this week in Sausalito. If you filibuster through long presentations then as a board we walk away understanding your company better but you don’t walk away with any real value. Below is the full presentation embedded. Managing Your Startup Board?—?A

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Bandit ML helps e-commerce businesses present the most effective offer to each shopper

TechCrunch

Bandit ML aims to optimize and automate the process of presenting the right offer to the right customer. The startup was part of the summer 2020 class at accelerator Y Combinator. It also raised a $1.32

Advanced batteries driving our present AND our future

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Any time you have space that is occupied less of the time or where people don’t need to be present,” Johnson said, “there will be a greater need for remote monitoring. By Scott Meacham.

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

Both Sides of the Table

Social Networks: Past, Present & Future. I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). This blog post originally appeared in serialized form here on TechCrunch. This version is the shorter, ADHD version. If you came here via a direct link you might want to check out the more detailed full version on my blog, which is here.

How to Handle a VC Presentation with No Deck

Both Sides of the Table

I believe in this so much that, despite my post advising you to be prepared for the *norm* in VC, I wrote a post about a company that came in for a presentation and never even got the slides out or presented a demo. The “Triple Play&# of VC Presentations. Be ready to map your presentation to their preferred method. And he / she wants to hear how you really think, not the presentation you’ve memorized. Present from the user’s point-of-view.

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Brooklyn Bridge Ventures invested in Ringly because being present is fashionable

This is going to be BIG.

These days, we''ve got so much that can distract us, being present has become a rare feat. A year ago, I wrote a post about how I was trying to keep my phone away during meals-- No Phone with Food. I''ve tried to stick to it, but it''s hard. I run my own business and I try and make myself available whenever my entrepreneurs need me.

As an investor, what is the worst presentation that you have seen?

Gust

The presenter is not a naturally talented speaker, has never been taught how to present, and/or hasn’t practiced the presentation. Blowing only one of the three generally merits the presenter at least a respectful response and discussion (although if it’s a case of #1, then there obviously will not be an investment.) Power Pitches bad investor pitch presentation worst I’ve written on this topic previously, including David S.

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mmhmm, Phil Libin’s new startup, acquires Memix to add enhanced filters to its video presentation toolkit

TechCrunch

That presents an interesting opportunity not just for the biggies like Zoom, Google and Microsoft, but also players who are building entirely new platfroms from the ground up. Virtual meetings are a fundamental part of how we interact with each other these days, but even when (if!?)

How to Present at Big Meetings without Going Down a Rat Hole

Both Sides of the Table

Information Asymmetry - The biggest problem that presenters face in large (5+ people) is information asymmetry. You come into a meeting where your sponsor (the person who invited you to present to the partners) knows a lot about you and the rest of the room may have varying degrees of knowledge. Also, you might be presenting your telecom company to a 6-person team where 3 people are telecom experts and the other 3 have only superficial knowledge.

The Future of Television Presentation

Both Sides of the Table

I will write way more details about this in the coming months but I thought I’d give you a sneak peak at my presentation for today. if there are typos in the presentation don’t bust my chops. I will be giving a speech today on The Future of Television at the PaidContent conference in LA. Future of TV. Feel free to leave comments and we can have a discussion about the topic in the Disqus comments section. (if

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Going Back In Time To Understand The Present

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Recount Media is doing some of the finest reporting on the presidential race right now.

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How to Present and Answer Questions in a Team Presentation or VC Pitch

Both Sides of the Table

I sit through a lot of presentations. These range from companies pitching me to portfolio companies presenting at board meetings. Each of these scenarios has a team presenting. Some CEO’s are masters at communicating when team members are present. As the person receiving the presentation you are thinking in your mind, “Why don’t you just let them speak for themselves?”

As an investor, what is the worst presentation that you have seen?

Gust

The presenter is not a naturally talented speaker, has never been taught how to present, and/or hasn’t practiced the presentation. Blowing only one of the three generally merits the presenter at least a respectful response and discussion (although if it’s a case of #1, then there obviously will not be an investment.) Power Pitches bad investor pitch presentation worst I’ve written on this topic previously, including David S.

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The Breakthrough Presentation that Stole the Upfront Summit

Both Sides of the Table

I don’t really want to tell you about his presentation because it was such a masterpiece, so profound & insightful that I’d urge you just to watch it yourself. link] The Breakthrough Presentation that Stole the Upfront Summit was originally published in Both Sides of the Table on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Food To Eat Founder, Deepti Sharma, Presents at Smart Hustle Growth Conference

Smart Hustle Magazine

The post Food To Eat Founder, Deepti Sharma, Presents at Smart Hustle Growth Conference appeared first on SmartHustle.com with Ramon Ray. As a mother and business owner, Deepti Sharma is passionate about policies that support and enhance mothers and entrepreneurs. Her company, Food to Eat specializes in connecting immigrant, women and minority-owned food vendors to opportunities for growth.

This Week’s Keynote Presentations

Both Sides of the Table

This Saturday morning I’ll be giving the keynote presentation on “ The Future of Social Networking.&# (unfortunately they didn’t give this event it’s own URL so this link should only work until the day of the event.) Stanford’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders (ETL) Series (Wed, 13th Oct – Palo Alto) - Many of you will be familiar with Stanford’s annual ETL series and I feel honored to have been invited by Steve Blank to present this year.

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Marketing Presentation from Blue Glass Conference

Both Sides of the Table

I talked about these topics in this presentation. I recently spoke at the Blue Glass conference on the topic of marketing. I’ll write up some thoughts in a blog post format soon. I’ve been spending time looking at marketing conversion metrics at portfolio companies lately. We’ve been testing things like: How do Facebook “Likes” perform relative to FB ads that drive you directly to a web page. How do brand pages convert relative to the Timeline.

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[PRESS RELEASE] OURCROWD AND SALT TO PRESENT SALT TALKS: PANDEMIC VENTURE INVESTMENT SERIES

OurCrowd

The post [PRESS RELEASE] OURCROWD AND SALT TO PRESENT SALT TALKS: PANDEMIC VENTURE INVESTMENT SERIES appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

[OurCrowd CEO in The Jerusalem Post] OurCrowd and SALT present coronavirus venture investment series

OurCrowd

The post [OurCrowd CEO in The Jerusalem Post] OurCrowd and SALT present coronavirus venture investment series appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

OURCROWD & EMIRATES ANGELS PRESENT INTRODUCTION TO THE UAE TECH INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE (ONLINE EVENT: OCT. 13, 2020)

OurCrowd

The post OURCROWD & EMIRATES ANGELS PRESENT INTRODUCTION TO THE UAE TECH INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE (ONLINE EVENT: OCT. Watch the recording here: (Link will be live shortly after the event). Speakers: – H.E.

How International Founders Can Raise US Financing

Startup Grind

For international founders, it's especially important that you attack a large market, and really think about how to present that market as large. Consequently, when pitching your startup you need to present the biggest vision you can. Fund Raising Funding International Investment Prepare Presentations relationships StoriesWhen I was a Y Combinator partner, I noticed that more and more of the batches were companies started by international founders.

What eToro’s investor presentation and $10B valuation tells us about Robinhood

TechCrunch

To illustrate both its recent growth and also how relaxed the rules are on what companies can share in their SPAC presentations, eToro has included its full-year 2020 results and its January 2021 results.

Meet the 7 winners of the Taiwan Excellence awards, presented by ShowStoppers and TAITRA

TechCrunch

Awards went to seven startups, while eleven other companies also presented. Winmate will present its M133WK Ultra Rugged Tablet PC, created for vehicle diagnostics. Taiwan is known for being a tech powerhouse, the headquarter of companies like Foxconn, Pegatron, TSMC, Acer and Asus.

Watch replay of Tulsa Collab virtual presentation on COVID-19 resources

Innovation 2 Enterprise

If you missed this morning’s Facebook live presentation on COVID-19 Efforts and Resources for Entrepreneurs, you can watch the replay here. The presentation was organized and hosted by i2E’s Malachi Blankenship.

[Zebra in AIThority] Zebra Medical Vision Presents AI Solutions In Collaboration With Global Leaders Philips, Canon Medical Systems US, And Change Healthcare At RSNA

OurCrowd

The post [Zebra in AIThority] Zebra Medical Vision Presents AI Solutions In Collaboration With Global Leaders Philips, Canon Medical Systems US, And Change Healthcare At RSNA appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

Join me at Alpha Innovation Required conference, Sep. 18-19, NYC

David Teten - VC

The highlight is the presentations given by 20 emerging AlphaTech companies that AIR hand-picks to present. Since inception, of the 85 companies invited to present, 30 have raised nearly $1.5 billion, and 12 have been acquired for more than $6 billion in aggregate since presenting at the AIR Summit. DisruptInvesting New York Presentations and Conferences Public Equities Venture Capital

[DarioHealth in Yahoo Finance] DarioHealth Announces Poster Presentation at the Virtual Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists 2020 Annual Conference

OurCrowd

Nasdaq: DRIO), a pioneer in the global digital therapeutics market, today announced that an emerging science industry poster has been accepted for presentation at the virtual Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) 2020 Annual Conference, Read more here.