What next step do I want them to take when we are done? In fact, it's imperative to have a pitch and presentation that showcases your idea, your potential, your market and your ability to provide investors with a return on their investment.
First, you're probably the worst judge of your presentation, and second, if you finish well you'll certainly fool some of the people into thinking it was all pretty good. If you are presenting your business to venture capitalists, they will provide you with a time limit.
Look for reactions to your ideas and respond to their signals.
More effective presentations are ones where you actually put the energy into the presentation this is a message you will hear again. Instead, focus on a few, well-researched targets. Working your Audience Presentation as Conversation Make your presentation a conversation with your audience.
You only need to get your starting point right, and all other things would fall rightly into their places. It's why you came. Ask people you know for referrals. You should gain familiarity on the profile of your audiences to protect interests.
That last one is particularly important, because the face-to-face interaction of a presentation often makes more of an impression than any other form of communication. It doesn't matter how compelling your business plan is if the reader starts with a negative impression.