How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors Part 13 – Slide 11 Your Team Slide | Ep. 125 | Business Podcast
Part 13 of our masterclass on How to Make a Pitch Deck for Investors to raise money for your company in 13 slides.
In this episode we continue with your Team Slide.
We explain exactly what to put on your team slide to convey to investors what they’re looking for in a solid team.
You’re telling a story through these thirteen slides and this slide sets the stage to show how the team you have is going to execute on the business plan.
You’ve set this slide up from the very beginning because the question going through investors mind at this point now that you have them interested in your product or service that you’re selling into an attractive market, with an attractive business model, with attractive financials is…who is the team that is going to make this business a success.
Your team slide is it. Let’s introduce them to our terrific team.
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If you want to raise or borrow money you need the right pitch deck. Do it wrong and it’s the difference between raising the money you need for your business and not raising any.
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Hello Friends. Welcome to the show. Today we’re on part 13 of our master class on how to make a pitch tech for investors so you can raise money for your company and we are on slide number 11. Your team slide, here we go. Welcome to build the business success secrets. The only podcast that provides straight talk for entrepreneurs whether you’re an entrepreneur starting with an idea or growing your business. This show is for you, we’ll teach you how to build a strong mindset, powerful body and profitable business so you can achieve success and here’s your host Brandon. See White were on slide number 11. Your team slide.
Let’s do a quick review of how far we’ve come on slide number one, you set up your company elevator pitch and you did that in less than 30 seconds. In slide number two, you set up the problem that your product or service is aiming to solve in slide number three, you talked about the solution in slide number four, you talked about your product or service and what it does in slide number five, you talked about your market opportunity and how big it is and as importantly what segment of that market that you’re going after.
After initially slide number six, you talked about the business model that you’re going to use to sell your product or service into that market opportunity. Slide number seven, you talked about your current traction or the goal that you have with dates on when you’re going to hit those goals. Slide number eight, you talked about your competition and who they are and where they are positioned in the market. Compared to you.
Slide number nine, you talked about the barriers to entry or the moat that you have or are building around your product or service so that competitors can’t easily jump in there. Slide number 10, you went over your financials and how much money the company is going to make. And today in slide number 11, we are talking about your team, slide. Your team slide talks about your team and on this slide you want to put faces and logos unless there’s something extraordinary that you want to point out, I encourage you to put faces and logos.
Now, what we want to do here is we want a really strong team as we, as entrepreneurs and founders want to present that based on this big opportunity that we’ve laid out so far in this story. Here’s the team that’s going to do it and here’s the team, it’s going to make a bunch of money. One of the things that I think we all try to do is we want to present this overwhelming team to execute on this. And one thing you can do here is, and it’s actually I believe a strength, not a weakness is to say, here we are, we have $3.5 million in revenue we’ve gotten here with this team and here’s all the expertise that we have with this team and now that we’re going into a new phase of our company, we need X.
And what this shows is that you have awareness and that you’re telling people up front, you have this amazing team, but you need a position and this is something you can build on in a future slide when we talk about your funding and how much fun you’re asking for or that you need and then you can reach back and say, remember, we need to hire this person and now you’re really bringing together this story. So don’t be scared in this fly to put a blank picture or a blank face and say we need a cfl we have 3.5 million in revenue were growing really fast and this team has done it and here’s how we’ve accomplished it so far. Here’s how we’re going to get to that next place and we need a new team member offer you that as an idea because I think sometimes it’s seen as a weakness and as an investor is watching this, they’re saying, okay, if you’re so good, are you going to be able to do X and if you run at that problem and identify that and I think that can be in your favor and your advantage.
Another tip for this slide is don’t put text on there again, put people’s logos, it just says more talk about it. Remember you are presenting this pitch deck, that’s how we’ve been building this in this master class with the idea that you’re giving the pitch. We don’t want people reading the slide. What people I’ve seen, a lot of people do is they will basically try to cram a bio in in 11 point font about this person.
What’s going to happen is is that everybody is going to be squinting, they’re going to be trying to read it or as we’ve talked about before in this master class series, someone’s just going to get up from the desk, go over to the screen and start trying to read it and at this point they’re not listening to you and you’ve lost control of the presentation, so to speak, and then it’s going to take you a minute to get that momentum back because the person is going to be asking a question, some people are going to be sitting down, you’re going to have to readjust your position.
If you’re sitting you can’t if you’re standing to sort of talk to everyone and it just mixes up the flow. So try to put logos that convey where the experiences come from, even if they’re not huge names. Of course, if you have some huge names of where people of work with brand names, that’s going to be impactful, but you may be in an industry where there’s not these well known brand names, their well known within your niche market, but not well known across the entire world, and then you can just talk about them, but now you’re talking about the logos and people are watching you, so that’s it for your team side, put that thing together and until the next episode I’m rooting for your success.
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