The keys to a successful presentation are advance preparation and rehearsal until your delivery is smooth and polished.
Business plan presentations are designed to sell your idea to investors through a concise and engaging overview of what your business does, how it fills a consumer need and what you are looking for in terms of an investment.
Once you have an idea of what you are going to say, rehearse your presentation with colleagues.
Invite members of your management team or trusted associates into a conference room and conduct a dress rehearsal of the presentation.
If you are using presentation software like Power Point, print a copy of your presentation in outline view, and use that to identify the key points you want to make from each slide and jot down additional notes about what you want to say.
Creating the outline not only ensures that you cover all of the key points, it also keeps you from simply reading what's on the screen, which will quickly bore the audience.
Too many slides can result in information overload, and they will not remember the most important pieces of information.
Aim for a business plan Power Point of about 10-12 slides.
Don't forget to include time for questions in your overall presentation plan.
To begin rehearsing, create an outline of your the presentation, addressing the important points that you want to cover.