You worry that your ideas might get rejected if you present them in front of investors. If you are opening them up to your employees, you also fear that they will have adverse reactions. Before your idea begins to soar, everyone else will shut it down. You cannot pursue the presentation if you are not yet ready since it will only lead to a disaster. These are some signs that you are finally ready to push through.
You already have a presentation tool
Some people decide not to use anything when they present, apart from their speech. You can try this method, but it will not work. You could go on for hours and the people listening to you will feel bored. It helps if you use a presentation tool like PowerPoint slides. You can also print information on paper and hand it out to the people in the meeting. If you are not yet ready, you need to postpone the presentation.
You also need to check the devices necessary for the presentation. If you are using slides, check if the projector is working well. You can even buy an AV wall mount to hang the screen for quick use whenever needed.
You know what the people in the room want
Apart from knowing what to say, you also need to study what the people in the meeting room want to hear. It is crucial for you to find out what could make them say yes. Your presentation style and even the content of your presentation might change depending on who will be listening to you.
You are confident of the responses
The investors might ask some questions about your presentation. Try to think about what they might ask you and respond to those questions. If you have no idea how to answer, it is a sign that you are not yet ready. However, if you are confident that you can answer anything thrown at you, it is time to make the meeting happen.
You need to get things done quickly
Pitching your ideas is only the first stage of the process. You still need to do a lot of other things. You cannot keep dragging your heels because your timeline could get affected. Check what else you need to do so that you can push yourself to get ready by a specific date.
You already practised
It helps if you practise what to say as if you are already pitching your ideas. You can ask your friends to help out by pretending to be your audience. It helps if they also ask questions. Tell them to give you their feedback regarding your presentation and the way you responded to the questions.
If you prepare well for the presentation, you will feel confident when the day comes. There is still no guarantee that the results will go your way, but at least you know that you did everything possible to make things work.
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