Marc Sparks will tell you that it has only been with powerful presentations that he has been able to repeatedly obtain necessary business capital. Sparks has become a master of putting together effective and meaningful Venture Capital (VC) presentations that get the investment secured. He teaches his investment clients, who are often interested in building capital quickly, that they need to think in the long-term. Businesses can be launched and work their way into the black ink of profitability. But, that usually does not happen over night.
For many years now, Sparks has helped many people become savvy investors. He advises that they keep everything as simple as possible. And, he teaches them the importance of having not only great content, but also the right techniques to do the live presentation portion. When clients engage him in their plans, they are presented with more than workable plans.
They are taught how to develop their own capital-winning machine to use throughout their business careers, just as Sparks has. His vast portfolio of different strategies are available, along with his professional guidance.
Make sure your presentation slides contain no fluff. There should only be concise data that directly pertains to the business and the investment opportunity you are offering. If anything seems the slightest confusing or could lead a VC to misunderstand any bullet point or concept presented, then you need to rework your slide set until no more confusion is possible.
Sparks cautions that many novice presenters will tend to put in “shiny objects,” such as consumers might be impressed with. VCs are not impressed by flash so much as function.
Be ready for any possible question, because a VC might want to know some metric or policy and the quicker you can give a straight, cogent answer, the easier it is for that person to feel trusting of your whole operation.
Sparks also feels it is very important to have a trained team of at least three people giving the presentation. No VC will be impressed with everything coming from just one person. He has applied all of his many techniques in obtaining capital for more than 60 clients.