Where to Start Your Presentation

Where to Start Your Presentation bluefeet blog post by Lilli Cloud

“Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” – Gene Fowler, journalist, author, dramatist

Starting with a blank page or screen is never easy, but with bluefeet, you don’t have to.

Instead, start with our Presentation Prep Worksheet. It will guide you through the process:

What’s the situation?

Who are you talking to?

What’s your goal? – This is super important. It will help you decide what stays and what goes.

Then, what do you want to say to your audience in:

  • Key messages
  • Stories

If you are short on time, you might be tempted to leave out stories, but that would be a mistake! People love facts and figures, but they remember stories.

Take the DEMO gods as an example. At the DEMO conference, start-ups have six minutes to present to a room of influential VCs and media. The presenters who earn the rank of DEMO god almost always include a story. You should too.

Hope you enjoy our Presentation Prep Worksheet. By using it, you’ll never have to start with a blank page again.