Recently I have started a new side project, Presentation Consulting. I work with the Tehnopol Start-up Incubator group and I have been coaching some of their start-up CEO’s in how to give better presentations. This involves watching their pitches and then we discuss both the content of their slides and also their general delivery. I have found this fun as it really bridges all my experiences in business and in the arts. I have been giving presentations for years through my IT training work and as a comedy promoter I see many comedians and have to quickly judge why I like them or not.
Part of working on their slides is not only getting the content and message right but then making the slides look pretty. For this I have been working with my designer guy, Kaarel Johannes and he has come out with some great designs, especially considering he has never worked on slides before.
I had a proud moment this morning when Meelis Resev, CEO of Priienergia delivered his investor pitch to us, using the new slides Kaarel had worked on and using the delivery techniques we had worked on. His presentation was very much improved and tomorrow he gets to do a real pitch in front of real investors with (apparently) real money. I think he is in with a good shot.
He was the co-founder of Comedy Estonia, Comedy Finland and Comedy Latvia. Louis writes, does gigs and performs at private events through the Baltics and Finland