Pitching your startup to investors just might be the most nerve-wracking aspect of starting your new business -- well, besides the prospect of losing your shirt.
I get it. The last thing you want to do when you're sleep-deprived and edgy and suffering startup angst is pitch it over... and over... and over again. It's actually a pretty helpless feeling, asking strangers to decide on the fate of your new venture. If it's your first or second venture, there can be a real learning curve, too. It takes time and feedback to get it right.
Presentation guru Guy Kawasaki has put together an infographic that can help make your pitch both more effective and less painful.
See, you really only need ten slides - anything more and you could be overdoing it.
You want to grab their attention and inspire them to ask for more information - you don't need to give away the farm during your pitch.
If you go over every aspect of your startup in painstaking detail, Kawasaki says, you lose sight of what's truly important. Limiting your pitch to ten slides forces you to really home in on your selling points and convey them concisely.
What do you think, is ten slides enough for a good pitch? Share your thoughts in the comments.