After we’ve completed the brainstorm, we have a choice – either you can write a draft script and I’ll edit it, or I write the draft and you edit. Both have their benefits, and we can discuss the best approach for you.
We do this virtually, and collaborate using Google Docs to make sharing easier (in the future, Best3Minutes will offer our own online scriptwriting and collaboration tool.
This process can take a week or so – usually we both need a bit of time to absorb the story and come to a good next draft. However, when urgent we can turn it around much quicker (and fees will reflect this.)
We get together to discuss and finalise the storyline once more. This is ams iterative process and it rarely works in one round – so now’s the time to find the parts that we are not happy with, and create new and better content.
We’re also looking to see if the whole thing flows, and that it feels like your own story.
Along the way, we refer back to the definition of your audience, and ensure we are matching your objectives with the pitch.
I am not a designer, so this is a part that you or someone in your team/company can do can do.
However, I also work with designers who make the best and most successful Startup pitch decks. If you need help to develop great graphics, to support the great story we are going to develop together, then I can put you in contact.
Now the finishing touches. The story is clear, and the slides are ready: now let’s practice how you are going to deliver it the pitch.
You present, and I will film you. We look at the film together and see how you’re doing. NOTE: I focus on what you are doing right, as well as what needs improving. You need to know what is going well so you know what to keep doing – not only what you should change.
We also cover details. What equipment will be used? Will you pitch on a stage or in a meeting room? And many other small points, that can make all the difference.
My experience is that when you have a clear story, the body language and delivery almost takes care of itself. In this phase, we are sharpening and ensuring you are confident in telling your story.
“David was truly amazing for us. He helped define a clear message, made it exciting for the audience, and built from zero a tremendous pitch. Moreover, David always has the right word to help you feel you are a rockstar.”