Villhard Speaking Series | Pitch Feedback!
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After viewing all students' 3-minute pitches, Doug brought something incredibly valuable to class on the last day of his speaking series...FEEDBACK!
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Not only did he provide potential judge questions to each student, he gave general suggestions for pitch deck improvements:
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1) Show the product solution – and early on!
2) “Attack the text” – more photos
3) Animate complex slides
4) Talk at a normal pace – can always cut something
5) Avoid long lists – a top 3 list is plenty
6) TAM/SAM/SOM is going to confuse the judges – focus on initial customers
7) No need for a script – slides will prompt you
8) No weird numbers (or decimals) on screen or verbally – round!
9) Consider “a hook” right off the bat
10) Save time for a big finish
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From learning how to manage "work in progress," to discovering a customer's problem, finding a loveable solution and everything in between...Doug's sessions have truly taught our students 'The Art (and Science) of Entrepreneurial Thinking.'
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Doug Villhard, THANK YOU for your time, passion, commitment and dedication to our students and program. Edwardsville CEO would NOT be the same without you!

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