WebSummit Presentations

For Entrepreneurs

I presented on two topics at WebSummit 2018 in Lisbon on November 6th. The slides and videos of those two presentations can be found below.

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The past, present and future of Work

deal architect

I was at a Cognizant event last week where they introduced 21 jobs they are predicting for the next decade. Last year, they had announced their first batch of 21 jobs. See here for details. The day before, Mark Hurd. Silicon Collar

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Six Mistakes Investment Banks Make Creating M&A Pitch Presentations

YoungUpstarts

If you attend enough pitch meetings you have been subject to the pain and rigors of a slide presentation. We’ve seen bankers attempt to present the book as a narrative, and frankly, it is akin to selling someone a car by reading them the owner’s manual. by Tim Dubes, CMO of Pitchly.

Plex: The Past, Present and Future of Manufacturing

deal architect

I was actually as excited about the past and present of manufacturing I saw during the visit. Plex hosted its annual Future of Manufacturing Roundtable in Michigan last week. They hosted a dinner at a Birmingham restaurant which used to

6 Effective Tips To Improve Your Presentation Skills

YoungUpstarts

Presentation skills and public speaking are among some of the most valuable and sought-after skills in business today. At various levels in a company or organization, you could be asked to deliver a presentation — a proposal, a report or sales pitch.

5 Ways To Put Power Into Your Presentations

YoungUpstarts

Kira, an engineer, came to me recently to run through an intensely detailed presentation. Here are some things to keep in mind before you craft your next presentation or pitch: 1. What’s this presentation really about? That’s what the presentation is really about.

Cognizant Community: One dazzling presentation after another

deal architect

In Part 1 here, Malcolm Frank, EVP of Marketing and Strategy talked about his keynote and the audience vibe at the recent Cognizant Community. Here he provides color commentary on some of the other excellent sessions during the event. Kevin. Industry Commentary

5 Tools To Turn Your Boring Presentations Into Magical Stories

Brandanew

No one can change the fact that PowerPoint is by far the most popular presentation tool in the market. Unless you use design thinking and tools to turn your boring presentations into magical stories, your brands are certainly falling behind.

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SAP: Past, Present and Future

deal architect

Readers know my favorite vendor event format is the analyst summit. User conferences are fine, but I always feel we intrude there on customer time. In the past, SAP has done such summits in silos – focused on a products. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

10 Guidelines for Angel Funding Presentations

Startup Professionals Musings

I’ve seen several presentations that never moved past the first slide before running out of time. Research your audience before presenting. Others can be present for effect, but deferrals to team members for answers are a sign of weakness.

Techpreneur and Developer Behind World’s First AI-Powered Design Tool for Presentations

Hearpreneur

My last startup, SlideRocket, was the first presentation tool to take advantage of all the cool things that you can do by moving workplace productivity to the cloud – collaboration, sharing, analytics, integrations. You could make great-looking presentations if you had the time and design skills but most people don’t and those were the people struggling to create great presentations. Millions of people from students to CEOs create presentations everyday.

6 Tools To Help Make Inspiring Presentations

YoungUpstarts

Not too long ago fancy clipart and animated text was enough to make your presentation stand out. Nowadays using default Microsoft presentation tools and art often ends with a presentation looking cheap and uninspiring. You can also download the presentations for offline viewing.

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10 Setup Steps To A Compelling Startup Presentation

Startup Professionals Musings

I’ve seen several presentations that never moved past the first slide before running out of time. Research your audience before presenting. Others can be present for effect, but deferrals to team members for answers are a sign of weakness.

Projecting Perfection: How To Present Your Business The Right Way

YoungUpstarts

Getting your approach to your business’s presentation right can be tricky. That’s because the way your business is presented will have a huge impact on how people view it and judge it. First of all, you should try to make sure that your business is presented in a way that is consistent.

The Past, Present, and The Future

Feld Thoughts

The past is ungraspable, the present is ungraspable, the future is ungraspable. ” The post The Past, Present, and The Future appeared first on Feld Thoughts. – Diamond Sutra. Now that it’s 2018, the inevitable predictions for 2018 are upon us. I’m not a predictor. I never have been and don’t expect I ever will be. However, I do enjoy reading a few of the predictions, most notably Fred Wilson’s What Is Going To Happen In 2018.

Startup Opportunities Book Tour, Presented by Intuit QuickBooks

Feld Thoughts

The post Startup Opportunities Book Tour, Presented by Intuit QuickBooks appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Sean Wise, my co-author for my next book, Startup Opportunities , is a professor at Ryerson University in Toronto.

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How To Be Confident Giving a Presentation

The Startup Magazine

One of the most important skills in the workplace is being able to deliver an effective presentation. The first step is to prepare your points well in advance of your presentation. You could do this by sharing the key points of your presentation via social media.

Cognizant Community: One dazzling presentation after another

deal architect

In Part 1 here, Malcolm Frank, EVP of Marketing and Strategy talked about his keynote and the audience vibe at the recent Cognizant Community. Here he provides color commentary on some of the other excellent sessions during the event. Kevin. Industry Commentary

How to Nail a Group Presentation

Both Sides of the Table

Most people suck at presenting to big groups. It’s a shame because the ability to nail these presentations at key conferences can be once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to influence journalists, business partners, potential employees, customers and VCs. You’re presenting.

The Breakthrough Presentation that Stole the Upfront Summit

Both Sides of the Table

I don’t really want to tell you about his presentation because it was such a masterpiece, so profound & insightful that I’d urge you just to watch it yourself.

Ten Slides Make a Killer Investor Presentation

Startup Professionals Musings

As a member of the local angel group Selection Committee, I’ve seen a lot of startup presentations to investors, and I’ve never seen one that was too short - maybe short on content, but not short on pages! Offer to do a demo later, but don’t try to squeeze it in the presentation.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Lessons Learned Presentations

Steve Blank

Today the eight teams presented their Lessons Learned presentations. Because of the embedded presentations this post is best viewed on the website.). Each of their slide presentation follow their customer discovery journey. You can watch the entire presentation here.

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Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2017 – Lessons Learned Presentations

Steve Blank

Eight teams presented their Lessons Learned presentations. Each of the eight teams presented a 2-minute video to provide context about their problem and then gave an 8-minute presentation of their Lessons Learned over the 10-weeks.

Presenting Your Case to Investors is Rarely Free

Startup Professionals Musings

In reality, these fees are usually trivial compared to your real costs of preparing, travelling, and presenting to investors. There is probably a fundamental problem with your business or how you present it. entrepreneurs presentations startups angel investors business

How to Present and Answer Questions in a Team Presentation or VC Pitch

Both Sides of the Table

I sit through a lot of presentations. These range from companies pitching me to portfolio companies presenting at board meetings. Each of these scenarios has a team presenting. Some CEO’s are masters at communicating when team members are present.

Puffingston Presentations Helps Companies Engage and Inspire Audiences

SiliconHills

When I got into the real world, I thought all the presentations I would see would be very high quality,” Goetting said. The post Puffingston Presentations Helps Companies Engage and Inspire Audiences appeared first on SiliconHills.

How to Grab Audience Attention at the Start of a Presentation

The Startup Magazine

Standard public speaking advice goes something like this: Practice your presentation, make eye contact with your audience and keep it snappy. It’s intimidating to start at a series of blank slides, willing yourself to start crafting a presentation from scratch.

Six of the Biggest Mistakes Speakers Make Doing Presentations

SiliconHills

Here are some of the biggest mistakes people make when creating and giving presentations, according to Luke Goetting, founder of Puffingston Presentations, in Austin. “It Would you want to sit through this presentation that you’re about to give?”

Quick Practical, Tactical Tips for Presentations

Both Sides of the Table

Today’s post is a subtle one about positioning yourself in a presentation. It’s any meeting where you are in a small room and are being called on to present on some form of overhead slides. The worst behaved will literally never be on the slide you’re presenting.

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The Future Will Look Different From The Present

Feld Thoughts

The post The Future Will Look Different From The Present appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I’ve been thinking about the future a lot lately. While I’ve always read a lot of science fiction, The Hyperion Cantos shook some stuff free in my brain. I’ve finished the first two books – Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion – and expect I’ll finish the last two in the next month while I’m on sabbatical.

My TEDxBoulder Presentation on The Quarterly Week Off The Grid

Feld Thoughts

My TEDxBoulder presentation on The Quarterly Week Off The Grid was recently posted on YouTube. The video of my presentation follows. I participated in TEDxBoulder on August 7th and it was an awesome Saturday evening in Boulder.

Presentations: Why I Hate Them

crowdSPRING Blog

When I attend these events I always try to watch a few of the other presentations to see what I can learn for myself, and to pick up some ideas from other speakers about how they go about engaging and entertaining the crowd.

As an investor, what is the worst presentation that you have seen?

Gust

The presenter is not a naturally talented speaker, has never been taught how to present, and/or hasn’t practiced the presentation. Power Pitches bad investor pitch presentation worst I’ve written on this topic previously, including David S.

"Living in the present"

deal architect

Not all food in Paris is memorable. As my wife and I sat in a forgettable bistro on a Friday evening she could see my fatigue from book events in 4 countries that week and lack of interest in the

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The Future of Television Presentation

Both Sides of the Table

I will write way more details about this in the coming months but I thought I’d give you a sneak peak at my presentation for today. if there are typos in the presentation don’t bust my chops. I will be giving a speech today on The Future of Television at the PaidContent conference in LA. Future of TV. Feel free to leave comments and we can have a discussion about the topic in the Disqus comments section. (if

This Week’s Keynote Presentations

Both Sides of the Table

This Saturday morning I’ll be giving the keynote presentation on “ The Future of Social Networking.&# (unfortunately they didn’t give this event it’s own URL so this link should only work until the day of the event.)

The past, present and future of Work

deal architect

Tom Malone of MIT wrote the seminal book The Future of Work in 2004. When I interviewed him for my book about ways work has changed in the years since, he honed in on the phenomenon of communities and. Industry Commentary

How to Run Better Presentations & Improve Results

Both Sides of the Table

I sit through a lot of presentations. Understand Personality Types – One of the benefits of working for a big company (Accenture) was that we had lots of speakers come in and train us in topics like leadership, creativity, presentations, strategy, etc.

Presentation on the future of funding

The Equity Kicker

I was scheduled to give the embedded presentation in one minutes time to the London School of Economics SU Alternative Invesments Conference but they are running late, which gives me a chance to put it online.

[Sponsored] 9Slides And Your Tablet Device – The Perfect Mobile Presentation Tool

YoungUpstarts

Take presentations, for example – where sales people once hauled clunky and chunky laptops on sales calls for presentation purposes, the tech-savvy among them use a tablet device instead. These days there are also a plethora of mobile applications for presentation purposes.

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The Present

Life Beyond Code

A story about a “Present&# shared by Mitchell totally touched my heart. His Grandpa had brought D a rocking horse as a present. D knew it was a present for him and he was so happy to see it. He jumped on the box quickly and started playing with his “present.&#. D’s Grandpa had to explain (with great difficulty) that it was not the present and the real present was inside the box. D was happy to find his present.

Customer Development: Past, Present, Future

Steve Blank

The video below was my presentation to the group. A link to it at Amazon: [link] Reply Labnotes » Customer Development: Past, Present, Future , on November 24, 2009 at 4:07 pm Said: [.] Customer Development: Past, Present, Future [.]

Marketing Presentation from Blue Glass Conference

Both Sides of the Table

I talked about these topics in this presentation. I recently spoke at the Blue Glass conference on the topic of marketing. I’ll write up some thoughts in a blog post format soon. I’ve been spending time looking at marketing conversion metrics at portfolio companies lately. We’ve been testing things like: How do Facebook “Likes” perform relative to FB ads that drive you directly to a web page. How do brand pages convert relative to the Timeline.