Pitch decks shouldn’t take weeks to create. While making your deck, if you’re thinking about the concepts included in it for the first time, you need to take a step back and re-examine your concept.
A pitch deck should flow fluidly from the brain to the slides without impediment. Once you’ve ironed out your idea, it’s time to attack the actual deck. If you have all the base data and assumptions, it shouldn’t take you any more than a full day to complete your deck.
To get this going at a rapid pace, let’s start with each page of the document. Firstly, start out by going through the sections below and just type them out roughly. Don’t worry about design, you just want to have brief short-form answers here.
1. Elevator Pitch
A quick one sentence pitch of your product.
2. Momentum & Traction
What are your key moments of traction and how far have you come?
3. Market Opportunity
How big is your addressable market and how big is the opportunity?
What issues are you addressing, and,
What solution are you providing to the problem?
6. Business Model
How do you plan on making money? Some projections?
7. Market Approach & Strategy
How are you going to roll out the product?
8. Team & Key Stakeholders
Who are the investors, who’s on your advisory board?
What’s your company structure and what predictions have you made?
Do you have a competitive analysis of the market?
How much do you need and what do you plan to do with the cash?
Now that you’ve got your raw text, it’s time to jazz it up. I highly recommend using a template from www.slidescarnival.com/ as they look sharp and are free. Get a logo and some infographics done super cheap and quick on https://www.fiverr.com/ to brand you deck.
For the design, remember that the audience can pay attention to you or your presentation, but not both. You have to use the presentation to make points and show evidence. It’s a backup and focal point to your deck; the primary focus should be you.
Now you have a rapid pitch document – good luck!