Let’s open a dialog to improve the use of meeting times.
By opening this dialog, we can reduce the time spent on forcing Entrepreneurs to make slide decks for live presentations. This applies to all meetings, but especially those around funding.
Have the team send material, even slide decks, in advance. You, the audience, will be more prepared and know the “story”. This should allow your presenter to focus on the key aspects of the deal while selling the value and idea keeping out facts and figures. There is a place for those documents, and it’s not bringing you up to speed. No one likes it and everyone critiques it. So why continue asking for them?
Let’s put slides where they belong. In the past or packet. Change the game by actions.