In an earlier article entitled, “The Investor
Presentation – Your Chance to Set The Hook”, I talked about the importance
of making an effective, compelling investor presentation. I mentioned that an
investor presentation was an opportunity to make a great first impression,
establish credibility and create trust. Today I would like to pass along some
pointers that will help you do that. And remember, these pointers don’t just
apply to investor presentations, they apply to any presentation.
Your slides should be used only for the purpose of
supporting your verbal remarks. Your slides should not draw attention away from
you. Again, they should support you, not complete with you for audience
The best way to accomplish this is to keep the slides
simple. Limit each slide to 3-4 bullets, use fonts that are large enough to be
seen from a distance and contrast with the background of the slide.
Use as few words as possible on each slide. Try not to use
industry specific jargon. You do not want to confuse your audience or leave
them wondering what you are talking about.
It is important to use graphs, charts and images, but use
them selectively. You will not achieve any of your business goals simply
because of how clever you are at creating graphically pleasing PowerPoint
slides. Also, don’t forget that the slides should be easily printable on a
black and white printer.
Put energy and passion into your presentation. Have fun and
relax and make your audience feel at ease. We are hard wired to enjoy a story.
We’ve been listening to stories since we were born. So, use the presentation to
tell a great story about your business. Try to concentrate on the 3-4 most
important issues you want to discuss. Don’t try to do …
Are you wondering which portion of the current marketplace
is the most profitable area of the market to place your funds? If you are
searching for the areas of market that holds the most promise for investors,
you should certainly be investigating the potential of initial public offering/IPO
As you likely already know, IPO stocks present a very unique
opportunity for anyone who is investing into the open market. If you have the
opportunity to invest in one of these stocks, you will be able to purchase the
investment before the rest of the market has found the opportunity to do so.
For this reason, you can be sure you are entering the stock at a very good
time, for the company is about to experience a fairly large surge in the amount
of a recognition it receives from the overall marketplace.
Even though the IPO stocks are generally a fairly decent
investment when it comes to the timing of your purchase, you should still
investigate a few factors to ensure you are entering a valuable investment. The
basic premise of your research will be based on uncovering whether or not the
stock is being sold for two high of a price and whether or not the stock will
increase in value over time.
As you may already know, IPO investments are often the most
difficult investments to assess. On many occasions there is a limited amount of
information relative to the company’s operations, as well as a lack of data
about how the public is going to respond to the company’s stock offerings.
This is why you should certainly access as much background
research on the company as you possibly can. As you find out more information
about the background of the company, you increase your …
Quite a lot of people want to become successful at trading, but are
they capable of it? Do they even know how to achieve success? Of course,
success might be sweet, but the journey isn’t always sweet. You would have to
go through a lot of biting incidents before you enjoy the sweetness of success.
However, this is not to discourage you but to make you understand that success
isn’t as easy as all the scam websites portray. For example, the traders in the
Hong Kong have achieved success, but if you ask for their stories, you will
understand that they didn’t achieve the success easily.
Every successful story will have hard work, dedication, patience,
and skills. Hence, you shouldn’t assume that success is easily achievable.
Almost 90% of the naïve traders fail because they think success is simple. They
enter the Forex market and get started with trading. But that’s not how trading
works, you should learn before you trade. You should practice before you use
the live account. Likewise, there are many essential things that you should
take into consideration.
Your level of
dedication defines your success
Once you earn success, you will feel that you deserve it, and that’s when you will understand that everything you did is right. When you enter start Forex trading, you will have an online trading accountwith no balance, but once you become successful, it would have a higher balance. You wouldn’t have earned that balance overnight. Rather, you would have exerted all the effort, knowledge, and skill to make your account better. What you should understand from this is, your level of dedication will decide your level of success. The clear difference that we can see in successful people is their dedication. They will spend hours to shape up …
Having a business of your own will no doubt position you as
a wealth creator instead of a job finder. A profitable business must be able to
have a decent return on investment. In the quest to achieving your desire to
launch into the changing world of business entrepreneurship, there are some
likely pitfalls that must be avoided.
Slothfulness can also be termed as laziness. It is a silent
killer of destiny and ideas.
It can kill a business idea, before it even gets off the
ground. Be ready to make endless sacrifice and work hard, if ever you desire to
succeed in business. Most successful businesses were products of hard work and
long hours of sacrifice.
Procrastination is a very common disease that affects a lot
of entrepreneurs and business owners. They wait for the big break and delay the
start of their dream and vision in life.
The burning fire and passion that was there initially soon
flickers after a long wait and all that remains is ash from long forgotten
dreams. If there is a convenient time to launch that business idea, it is now!
Delay can be very dangerous.
A lot of folks fear failure as they fear demons, and this
unnecessary fear has aborted a lot of dreams and businesses. If you hope to get
your business idea off the ground, you got to put away any form of fear and go
ahead to launch that business. Fear will deny you of the opportunity to fully
enjoying the benefits of owning a profitable business that will be a source of
succor to thousands and even millions of people.
Lack of Initiative
So many businesses get grounded daily because the owners
lack initiative. You do not stand before the ball to …
Starting a business is risky. Not everyone survives that easily. And those
who do, first need to hurdle many challenges before finally being able pick up
some speed. According to studies, 95% of businesses created during the
financial year fail. Those who survive their first year, fail by their 3rd,
4th, or 5th year to competition and financial mismanagement. The lack of
capital or the misuse of capital is highlighted as a key precursor to most
business failures and it is also the most inevitable. But what people do not
know is that they can soften the impact of this predicament by considering a
joint venture business early on. Scott Letourneau, an experienced entrepreneur and
CEO, believes that joint ventures are the most powerful leverage anyone can use
to grow their enterprise.
As we all know, there are a number of reasons behind the creation of a
business. Some aspiring entrepreneurs are ambitious and want to establish an
enterprise in order to make a difference and help people. Others just want to
leave the corporate world and have their own company so they could earn more
money, get more time, and exercise more freedom. Regardless of the intentions,
the application of the techniques of joint ventures in business allows
entrepreneurs to maximize their potential in order to succeed with a fully
competent, fully realized and winning entrepreneurship experience.
The effectiveness of applying joint ventures is strongly dependent on how
well entrepreneurs follow the rules of the agreement. As a foundation, those
interested should accurately begin this master plan in accordance to the
standards. As with all business agreements, a joint venture business begins
when there is a need or an opportunity presented. This need can be observed
from the environment, from a particular market you have been exposed …